Moussa Sissoko has given another one of those interviews in France – this time with football magazine Foot Mercato, where he basically seems to be issuing a come and get me – this time it’s PSG he seems to want to sign for – yes the same club that Yohan Cabaye left Newcastle for a year ago.
Moussa Sissoko – seems to be determined to leave Newcastle
It’s a wide-ranging interview he has given and it starts when he was asked if he thinks he will leave Newcastle before next Monday’s transfer deadline:
“It does not depend on me. I am under contract with Newcastle.” “If a club wants me, they will discuss it with my agent and with my club. Would the club let me go? There are many things that come into play.”
“My goal is to play at one of the biggest clubs, but it is not up to me. It would take an interested club to talk with Newcastle and with my agent so that everyone agrees on it.”
“Today, PSG is one of the best clubs in Europe. If I’m lucky they are interested in me and I would think about it with my agent.” “I can’t say yes or no but it’s an interest that I would take into consideration.”
“I’m focused on Newcastle (yeah – right). I still have a four-and-a-half year contract so in my head I tell myself that I’m still here for four years and a half.”
“I’m appreciated here, I play regularly, we have a good staff and I’m enjoying every weekend. All is well for me.”
“My goal was to come to England because I felt it was the championship that best matched my game and I thought I would take the most pleasure from it,” “I do not think I’m wrong.”
“So me, I want to stay here and grow in the biggest clubs here in England. This is a championship that I like and where I feel good.” “After no one knows what tomorrow will bring. Anything can happen. But I have a preference for the Premier League. I see myself staying here “
These interviews are problematic and we assume John Carver will be talking to Moussa to see if these are the things he actually said, which are just a little disturbing.
It’s very like the noises Yohan Cabaye made when he was pushing for a move away from Newcastle last season, and this sort of thing will continue as long as Newcastle remain a club with very limited ambitions.
Unfortunately for Moussa, PSG head coach Laurent Blanc said on January 9th they were not interested in Sissoko:
“Moussa Sissoko does not have the profile we are looking in the winter transfer window,” “We must not forget that we are still subject to the rules of financial fair play.”
If we don’t lose Moussa this January then it’s almost certain that he will leave in the summer, as long as a club meets Mike Ashley’s valuation of the player, and then the owner will sell – very much like you sell stocks when they are high in value.
I read in a national newspaper that Newcastle were very much like a (financial) clearing house these days, where they keep their players until a good enough offer comes in that gives Newcastle good profit on the player – and he’s on his way.
No wonder we’ve had little success under Mike Ashley, and that’s very likely (certain?) to continue.
Wonder how long we can keep Ayoze Perez at the club, before an offer comes in we cannot refuse – or more accurately we will not refuse.
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