It wasn’t a surprise when John Carver was asked yesterday whether Moussa Sissoko would be leaving the club, and that’s after John’s own admission that his job was not to involved in any possible transfer dealings this month.
Moussa Sissoko – only exceptional offer will see him leave Newcastle
Anyway, John gave a lengthy answer to that question, as he told local reporters the following:
“Unless somebody came in with an exceptional offer, and it has to be something exceptional, he’ll be playing for this football club. Don’t worry about that.”
“This is how I deal with it – if you see the way he trains and the way he is playing, I am telling you now he is going nowhere.” “Unless we somebody comes in with a ridiculous amount of money, he is going nowhere.”
“He is focused and he has got his mind on the job. He has been absolutely first class.” “It annoys me when you see a player who has been tapped up by somebody else, and he doesn’t train properly or perform properly.”
“That’s what annoys me, and he is certainly not doing that.” “I have experienced that, I am not going to mention players (we will – it’s Yohan Cabaye as one recent example).”
“But I have seen with an awful lot of players that once they have been tapped up to go somewhere, they down tools, and it is so obvious.”
And when John was asked what would be a ridiculous amount of money for Moussa Sissoko he said £50M, £60M and then smiled.
It;ls good that Moussa is focused as we know when Arsenal were after Yohan Cabaye 18 months ago he was so unfocused that he was left out of the first match of the season in August, 2013 at Manchester City – and we were hammered 4-0.
So Moussa is still doing a good job at Newcastle but in truth we cannot see him still being a Newcastle player come September.
That’s unless we get a top coach in like Frank de Boer or Remi Garde – and that will excite both fans and players alike.
We hope that happens.
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