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.
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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