The report in Eurosport France yesterday that Newcastle were in advanced talks to sign 25 year-old Moussa Sissoko has been slammed by inside sources at Newcastle, according to a number of local papers, but there are still two clubs, Arsenal and PSG, who are said to be interested in signing the powerfully built midfielder.
Moussa Sissoko – £25M price tag
With Newcastle trying to appoint a new head coach soon, it wouldn’t look good if Mike Ashley sells Newcastle’s top player in this January transfer.
The news is that Newcastle have put a high price on Moussa’s head – said to be around £25M, and certainly more than we got for Yohan Cabaye last January.
As we know every player at Newcastle can be sold at any time, and each has a price on their head, set by owner Mike Ashley.
So we suppose if that’s true, as long as the price is ridiculously high, then we suppose that’s OK.
Newcastle didn’t want to sell Andy Carroll four years ago, so Newcastle kept increasing the fee but Liverpool kept coming back and in the end agreed to pay a staggering £35M for Andy – in cool cash up front and Andy was gone.
Some fans thought we let Yohan go too cheaply last January for £20M – so at least it seems if Moussa goes this January, it will be for a huge transfer fee – and we only paid £2M for him a short two years ago from Toulouse.
Of course if Sissoko does leave, the chances of Newcastle replacing him before the end of this transfer window will be remote.
If he does go for £25M, other clubs will be well aware of that, and will tend to raise the price of any player Newcastle are interested in – quite significantly.
We hope Moussa stays on board at Newcastle, and who knows we may have a new French coach in Remi Garde quite soon.
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