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First Bid Lodged For Moussa Sissoko – But It’s Too Low

8:15 am, Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

L’Equipe are reporting today that German club Hamburg have made a €12M offer for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, which is around £9.6M using today’s conversion rate and about half of what Newcastle value Moussa at.

So we expect Newcastle will immediately turn down the offer if indeed it has been made – and the club will hold out for their £20M valuation for the French midfielder.

moussa sissoko in france colors

Moussa Sissoko – £9.6M bid from Hamburg SV

But Moussa would probably turn the offer down, because Hamburg SV is not a big enough club for him and they certainly don’t play in the Champions League every season.

They finished as low as 10th in the Bundesliga last season with 41 points – a massive 47 points behind Champions Bayern Munich and way off the European qualifying places.

This is the first offer for the player this summer and it may tempt other bigger clubs to come in with improved offers for the 26 year-old – and once the offers get close to £20M Newcastle could allow Moussa to leave.

So Rafa Benitez will need to have somebody lined up that we can  bring in, just in case a big enough offer does come in for the French midfielder.

With the Premier League clubs getting anywhere from £100M and £180M next season, then English clubs at least will be flush with money.

There have already been some ridiculous amounts quoted for players coming this summer from the big clubs in England, so Newcastle should hold out for their £20M valuation for Moussa.

Whether  Moussa will join any of those big clubs is debatable and we doubt a Champions League club will come in for him.

But he’s put himself in a  corner because of his outlandish comments of last week and now if Newcastle do accept a bid for him, he will be expected to leave the club.

He’s cooked his own goose – so to speak – and he could now leave Newcastle this summer.

If we get £20M for him that’s a good deal as long as we replace him.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sing in the corner // Jun 14, 2016 at 8:26 AM

    Seamen right! It’ll be nice to see a real manager deal shrewdly with his cards for a change. Saying that we are perceived as not being in the best of bargaining positions given relegation and the dreaded contract clauses that tend to keep appearing at times like these..

  • 2 sing in the corner // Jun 14, 2016 at 8:29 AM

    Seamen right??! Don’t moderate me ed, it was auto correct for damn right. I’d better skulk off to work. 🙂

  • 3 Jib // Jun 14, 2016 at 8:30 AM

    That’s not logical.
    Hamburg finished 10th in the Bundesliga well out of CL contention !

  • 4 Jib // Jun 14, 2016 at 8:32 AM

    However if it is the opening bid in a potential swap for Pierre-Michel Lasogga – bring it on !

  • 5 Jail for Ashley // Jun 14, 2016 at 8:33 AM

    I hope and pray that Pardew manages to persuade his new pay masters to cough up 18M pounds for him and that’s the only acceptable offer that comes in for him leaving him no choice, see what he thinks then when plying his trade in that antiquated stadium.

  • 6 funguswatty // Jun 14, 2016 at 8:52 AM

    bets me how these so called bids come in for players when window is not open for an other month and players on hols or in euros and the club have first say on any thing

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