The Express are reporting that Newcastle will listen to offers for 25 year-old French International Moussa Sissoko this summer, but why would we sell one of our best players and the fee mentioned – £17M – is not exactly an Andy Carrollesque type bid.
Moussa Sissoko scores vital first goal against West Ham
Newcastle may find it hard to get offers near that figure, because Moussa was hardly outstanding in the second half of last season.
But come to think of it, nobody else was in the Newcastle side under the woeful coaching and man-management of John Carver, who was simply way out of his depth.
That’s one reason it may be important for new head coach Steve McClaren to take a look at every Newcastle player, before any decisions are made on who can leave this summer.
Moussa has played very well in patches for Newcastle, and we think that McClaren can get the very best out of him.
However, we would also hope that Moussa stops putting himself up for sale in the interviews he gives – when he keeps mentioning he would love to play for a Champions League club.
Based on his performance this year for Newcastle, he’s not good enough to play for a top club.
Liverpool are said to be interested in Moussa, but we have a hard time believing Newcastle would be willing to let him go this summer.
Moussa Sissoko has scored 11 goals in 94 appearances for Newcastle since joining us from Toulouse in January, 2013.
When in form Moussa Sissoko can be a powerhouse for the team, and we think his best days are still ahead of him – at Newcastle.
What do you think?