Serious Repurcussions If Newcastle Sell Top Payer In January

Moussa Sissoko gave an interview with Foot Mercato yesterday and it was basically a come and get me to PSG, although PSG are currently in trouble with the Financial Fair Play Rules by over-spending over the last three years, and they are being monitored by UEFA closely.

Newcastle United's French midfielder Mou

Moussa Sissoko – could leave in January?

But it’s clear from the interview that Moussa Sissoko’s ambitions in football are way bigger than Newcastle’s are,  and we suppose it’s only natural that such a good player wants to play in the Champions League, and he’s not getting any younger either.

While we don’t expect Moussa to leave this January or Papiss Cisse for that matter, if Newcastle do sell a top player this month it will make it even harder to recruit a top coach in the summer.

And we wonder if a number of the top coaches we are being linked with – like Frank de Boer, Remi Garde and Thomas Tuchel – would come to  a club that sell their best players in January and don’t replace them.

If Sissoko or Cisse leave before next Monday night, with it being so late in the transfer window, it will also be difficult to replace them.

That’s because other clubs know that Newcastle have just received big money, and any Newcastle target immediately goes up in price.

That’s one reason, and the other is that normal clubs don’t like selling their best players in the middle of the season, whether they get good money for them or not.

Other clubs actually prioritize their playing squad rather than making money, and we’ll not even mention that we are not exactly safe yet from relegation, and have taken only 4 points from the last 21 available in the league. 🙁

We think it’s going to be difficult enough to get a coach of the caliber of Frank de Boer, Remi Garde and Thomas Tuchel in over the summer, given the severe restraints Lee Charnley has reiterated in his interview last week with the Chronicle.

Most clubs set things up for a coach to be successful at a football club, but Newcastle can hardly be accused of that – they seem to do the opposite.

We could end up with Steve McClaren or John Carver as the head coach at the end of the season, simply because no top coaches want the job,  and either appointment would be (another) disaster for Newcastle.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 28, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #1

    get real ED

    most fans like you will sit and say nothing,

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 28, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #2

    we’d be fine even if we sold a player, there is enough in this team to bundle together the 10-12 points to keep us uo, especially if we beat hull there could be a player go as even safer then.

    that’s the problem…a football club should just be scraping through when in our position, but all too often we have to

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 28, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #3

    got to ask a serious question here

    ED do you smoke Crack or something,?

    when you look at the list of candidates, what makes Remy Garde or Thomas Tuchel top coaches? these 2 are good up coming coaches
    FDB is still a young coach but with 4 title behind him,

    im kind of flabbergasted ( great morning word) that you have not got Steve Mac in this list, as a no2 to Sir Alex he won the best trophy’s a coach could win, and then as a manager in his own right he has 2 major trophy’s in his own cabinet.
    this morning he is sitting joint top of the Championship, he is who the club want, yet you dismiss him

    very strange

  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 28, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #4

    If he leaves for psg, he will only be sitting on the bench with cabaye, wasting his talent.

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 28, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #5

    Ashley out any wino or drunken bum you fin can replace him even if he’s broke…. Ashley out, of em out, the whole lot of em

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 28, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #6

    Firebug…the missus is great she’s in week 37 almost so basically she could go into labor any day now 🙂

    …I don’t much about this kids we are linked with, but sounds promising.

    Would just have hoped with didn’t take hubris so lightly…nemesis is just around the corner. And you can’t plan for him (at least we can’t 😉 lol)

  • thejokethatisnufc

    Jan 28, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #7

    No loyalty

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 28, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #8

    *…I don’t know much about these kids

  • robertsleftfoot

    Jan 28, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #9


    I like the line its clear the Sissokos ambitions in football are bigger than Newcastles.

    I think my ambitions in football are bigger than Newcastles and I play pub football

  • lesh

    Jan 28, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #10

    Yes, ‘ other clubs know that Newcastle have just received big money, and any Newcastle target immediately goes up in price.’.

    One would wonder whether friend Ashley thinks of that and I believe he does and doesn’t give a monkey’s chuff about the repercussions as other than relegation, he doesn’t give a shit about the fortunes of NUFC.

    He’s an evil, greedy git!

  • lesh

    Jan 28, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #11

    Week 37 Jesper? What’s she doing? Hanging back for bets?

    Hope all is and goes well for you and your your good lady.

  • banjax

    Jan 28, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #12

    We’ve been here before and it is becoming monotonous and predictable. It has been said many times over, if the supporters vote with their feet and don’t spend money on their beloved club for long enough, then Mr Ashley will leave or see his money flushed down the toilet. It is unpalatable for all of us to contemplate, but crowds of 52,000 every home game are only going to keep Mike Ashley at our club, but attendances of 20,000 ish or lower would see him scoot. As the famous saying goes, money talks and bullshit walks !


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