Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren spent an hour on BBS Radio Newcastle taking call form fans – a thing that were popular when Sir Bobby Robson managed the club, and one of the things that came out of that was that he has told Lee Charnley that Newcastle must keep Moussa Sissoko.
It also seems that Moussa is more than happy these days although we keep seeing ridiculous reports from the north-west about whether Liverpool or Manchester City will be the ones who sign Sissoko this month.
Moussa Sissoko consoling Cisse on Saturday
But hopefully Newcastle have found out that even getting foo money for your best players does nothing for the team on the pitch and we need to keep our best players and it will help that Mike Ashley has said Newcastle want to win something now.
This is some of Steve has said in the wide-ranging topics that came up:
“We can’t lose Moussa, I know there’s a lot of interest but he’s under contract,” “On my first day he walked into my office, what a specimen of a man.”
“An absolute presence and a great manner. Very professional and low maintenance. I’ve said to Lee Charnley, ‘wow, we’ve got to keep this guy’. I want to build a team around him.”
We’ve got to admit that Moussa is kind of well built – like a tank in fact – and when he’s running with the ball straight at you on the pitch – it must be quite terrifying.
We hope it’s quite terrifying.
Moussa would do well to stay at Newcastle and with the coach obviously a huge admirer of the midfielder, Moussa is one player who should do well for us next season.
He was always a starter under Alan Pardew, and it looks like nothing will change under Steve McClaren.
What do you think?