Moussa Sissoko’s agent has been interviewed in the French magazine Foot Mercato today and he is rather annoyed that Newcastle have put a massive £35M fee on Moussa’s head.
Apparently it had been agreed last summer that Moussa would spend one more year at the club to help Newcastle out before moving on.
Well that didn’t work out too well did it – we were relegated – and Moussa had a very poor season for us.
Moussa Sissoko in action for France
His agent is not named in the Foot Mercato report, but we assume it’s his uncle Bakari – who is part of the Mondial Sport agency.
This is what he had to say to Foot Mercato:
“We do not understand. It was agreed that Moussa stayed one more season at Newcastle to help the team.”
“He did the best he could. The club has always said Moussa could leave for between €18M (£15.2M)and €25M (£21.1M) maximum.”
“We hope that Rafael Benitez and the President will be more reasonable about Moussa’s future.”
“He has always been loyal, he has always respected the club, the fans. There are clubs who came to us and to Newcastle.”
“We are fully aware of their approaches. ” “We want everything to go well.”
Since last summer of course things have changed after the Euros this summer and Newcastle have a new manager in Rafa Benitez.
Moussa has looked fantastic in the last two or three games for France in Euro 2016 so it’s obvious his price in the transfer market will have gone up significantly.
So it’s not clear what Moussa’s agent gripe is – other than he wants to get a big pay-day by selling his client this summer and the high fee may prevent that.
Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Hamburg and Borussia Dortmund are all said to be interested in the Newcastle midfielder as are Manchester United and PSG.
We think a few of them would be willing to pay out the £35M Newcastle want and Geordie fans will not be too upset if Moussa finally leaves the club.
He has talked incessantly about wanting to leave the club for a Champions League club for the last three years
And based on Moussa’ performances at Euro 2016 he is worth £35M.