Just when we thought we could possibly keep Moussa Sissoko on Tyneside, he’s quoted as saying he wants to win the Champions League one day, and he wants to go higher than Newcastle United, and that Arsenal have always been the club of his heart.
Moussa Sissoko – in action yesterday at Stamford Bridge
Translation – Arsene Wenger – please come and sign me.
Moussa is this time talking to French outlet Telefoot, and this is what he is reported to have said to them:
“The transfer market is open, so things can happen any day, but I am focused on Newcastle.”
“If anything should happen, it will. I hope I’ll leave for a bigger club one day, but I don’t know when.”
“England is my priority. If Arsene Wenger calls, I’ll have a man-to-man discussion with him and then we’ll see. Arsenal has always been the club of my heart.”
“I hope I’ll improve to win the Champions League one day. I don’t want to set limits to myself. I want to go higher.” “That’s my goal.”
PSG manager Laurent Blanc has already come out on Friday to say that PSG were not interested in signing the 25 year-old, and that the French club had to be careful not to go against the Financial Fair Play rules of UEFA.
But with Newcastle having very little ambition these days, other than to stay in the Premier League and collect big money every May, it’s hard to keep our best players at the club.
So in that sense Newcastle United are very much a middle of the table club in England, and our best players want more than that.
If Mike Ashley would only raise his sights and ambitions and see Newcastle United again being a top six club in England, we could keep our best players.
And don’t believe money is the problem – when are financial results for the year through the end of last June are announced, they will be staggering and even embarrassing to the owner.
They will be record revenues and record profits and we’ll wonder why the owner doesn’t want to spend money we have – the results will be that good.
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