Moussa Sissoko has had a good season for Newcastle, but he was making noises in January that he wanted to join a bigger club, and we could hear that again in the summer.
Moussa Sissoko challenges Wayne Rooney last time out
And if we do, it could well mean that this is Moussa Sissoko’s last season on Tyneside, but only if a club comes in with a big enough offer for him.
Newcastle’s way of doing transfers these days is that if an offer matches Mike Ashley’s valuation of the player, then he’s gone almost immediately, whether or not the club can replace him.
That kind of policy, where every player has their price, makes it very difficult for any head coach to build up a good side.
John Carver is trying to get a top 10 finish for Newcastle this season, for only the third time since Mike Ashley bought the club in June, 2007.
But it’s now a tall order with so many players out injured, and it didn’t help that top goal scorer Papiss Cisse got himself banned for seven games last time out against Manchester United.
We are 5 points from 10th place (West Ham), and Moussa Sissoko has been interviewed today and says top ten is still the goal for this season:
“We want to finish in the top 10, so every player stays focused at the training ground and every weekend to do the best.”“People can talk about us, but we try to do the best every game.”
“We will see where we will be at the end of the season.” “Jonas’ return was emotional for every player and all the people,”
“We all know what he has been through. I’m very happy for him and I hope he will show the best for the rest of the season.”
Newcastle will have money available in the summer to bring in new players, so once the financial results are announced we hope a sizable portion of the profits will be used to build up our squad.
And then maybe we will have something to look forward to next season in the Premier League – if not in the Cups, where presumably we will continue to field weakened sides.
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