Moussa Sissoko – If I’m Lucky PSG Are Interested In Me

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 after scoring

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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24 comments so far

  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #1

    And if we’re lucky you’ll stop whinging and piss off Sissoko. Take Mike with you.

  • Average_Contents

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #2

    As I said earlier no need to be a slut about it is there.

  • optimistic prime

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #3

    Sell sell sell 😉

  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #4

    What does Sissoko expect from us? Football ambition? An attempt to improve the club? Spending in windows? For God’s sake Sissoko man come to your senses. Mike is trying to make a nice little profit here!!! Harrumph!!!

  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #5

    I just feel you lads need a little cheering up. What about some lovely music? A few verses of Muskrat Love then?

  • Belfast

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #6

    Yep slut

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #7

    I don’t get to speak to many footballers, I met Beardo on the train once, so I’ll never forget that smug/smary yeah and a laugh when I asked him if he’s be here next season(last season), he literally couldn’t give a fcuk. Who can really blame them, they’re obviously told from the off that we’re a stepping stone, slightly less wages but regular game time if you’re better than Vukic, Obertron or Remi Streete.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #8

    I have read a few places now that we have increased our scouting activity in Germany, but there are nothing to back that up in any of the articles!

    …any concrete evidence to back this up?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #9

    The following terse statement from Newcastle United on Tuesday afternoon confirmed the first departure from Gallowgate during the current transfer window:

    Newcastle United defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has completed a transfer to AS Roma after meeting a contractual condition contained in the loan agreement between the clubs.

  • cyprus

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #10

    Ed, dude, man,
    if you hadn’t added that little ‘yeah, right’ it would ring diferently!
    Get off that horse Ed. You are on a crusade and are stirring us into a frenzy. You are too old for politicking man. And I say this in the nicest sense 🙂

  • Markaccus

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #11


    Ed is right. If he was really focused on nufc he wouldnt randomly whore himself out to bigger clubs.

  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #12

    Yes jesper mate we’ve increased our scouting activity in Germany to once a month visits. One of the scouts has a granny over there that he can stay with so it’s cheaper for Mike that way. And they rent him a Vespa while he’s there. Money is no object as you can see.

  • cyprus

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Must admit I get you Mark. Too many statements from this guy. We must improve his contract or he’s out. As I said elsewhere, I think he’s top, he’s no Cabs. This player will come good, Toure-style.

  • Graeme

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #14

    What? A new Vespa? All to himself?? I think FCB needs to review it lol

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #15

    What did M City and PSG do in life to deserve oil rich A-Rabs while we ended up with the worlds tightest most vindictive billionaire that ever lived.

  • Markaccus

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #16


    yeah he is important for us. Still quite young, and will only improve. While i do wish he would stay quiet and focus on nufc, i suppose we can’t blame him for wanting more.

  • cyprus

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #17

    hope at least business is doing ok. What with a lack of real men these days 🙂

  • Markaccus

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #18


    No idea, mate. But it probably had something to do with supersonic elephants. It’s always about supersonic elephants

  • cyprus

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #19

    Wait man. He’s getting richer and richer. He’ll throw some over here and you’ll change your tune mate 🙂

  • JamesToon

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #20

    Let him go, don’t want someone playing for us who clearly doesn’t want to be here.

    Over the course of now and the summer, these players need to be moved on:
    Sissoko – £18mil
    Jonas – Free
    Tiote – £8mil
    Possibly Anita (unless de boer comes)
    Marveaux – Free
    Williamson – £500k
    Coloccini – £500k
    Cisse – £5mil
    Gouffran – £2.5mil
    Raylor – Free
    Roughly around £40mil received (Including m’biwa)

    Move Dummett to cover centre back and make santon a backup right back/winger.

    Positions needed:
    2 x DC’s
    1 x DL’s
    1 x MC
    1 x RW
    1 x CF

    suggestions on who we could buy:
    Tyrone Mings
    Ryan Shawcross
    Danny Rose
    Dele Alli
    Wilfried Zaha/Adam Reach? (Think reach looks a good prospect)
    David Concha & Jorge Mere
    Danny Ings

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #21

    Markaccus // Jan 27, 2015 at 6:40 PM


    Ed is right. If he was really focused on nufc he wouldnt randomly whore himself out to bigger clubs.
    A bit unjust –
    In his last paragraph he say he looks at Cabaye and shakes his head at his bench warming -with Euro 2016 iminent he’d rather be at a club where he plays regularly
    À pratiquement une année de l’Euro 2016, son choix de carrière dépendra également de la sélection, lui qui compte 27 capes en Équipe de France. « Oui, ça rentre en considération. Depuis un certain moment, je suis régulièrement appelé en sélection parce que je joue en club déjà et que fais de bonnes performances. Maintenant, je ne vais pas partir juste pour partir, et m’asseoir sur le banc. Il y a plein de choses qui entrent en compte. Il faudra que je réfléchisse par rapport à tout cela. Je prendrais une décision avec mon agent. Pour le moment, ce n’est pas le cas ». En effet, le milieu prendra en compte tous les paramètres lui qui doit avoir en tête le cas de son ancien coéquipier Yohan Cabaye, titulaire à Newcastle et remplaçant de luxe au PSG. Une situation à laquelle il a déjà pensé : « C’est un choix. C’est un challenge. J’ai quitté Toulouse pour rejoindre Newcastle. Je sais que le coach me voulait ici. Mais, pour pouvoir jouer, c’est à moi de prouver sur le terrain. Je pense que j’y suis parvenu. Le coach m’a fait confiance. Il m’a fait jouer assez régulièrement. Maintenant, si je suis amené à partir ce sera la même chose. Il faudra prouver à l’entraînement et sur le terrain pour gagner sa place de titulaire ». Nul ne doute qu’avec un tel niveau de jeu, les prétendants de Moussa Sissoko n’hésiteront pas à lui aligner les euros pour lui offrir une place de choix dans leur effectif.

  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #22

    So we get rid of pardew and replace him with carver for the rest of the season ( great move not) now sissoko could be leaving, so then lads what’s your next wish.

    Be careful what you wish for, obviously you haven’t learnt your lesson yet.

  • Brutooon

    Jan 28, 2015 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #23

    Apparently Mapou is rated the top defenders in Europe now (based on stats)

    Mike Williamson who?

  • al j

    Jan 28, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #24

    the only way a decent player would come to us now is if they’re told ‘play well for us and a top club will be in for you’. can’t blame the players for wanting to move up, it’s just a shame even a move to a club like west ham is a move up now…


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