Spanish newspaper Sport is reporting tonight that Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, who looked even world-class in a couple of games for France in the Euros just completed – is now a target for Real Madrid – maybe the greatest club in world football.
So that dream team and that beautiful club Arsenal could potentially quickly be replaced by Moussa talking about how Real Madrid were always his favorite team when he was growing up in the suburbs of Paris.
With Moussa anything seems to be possible these days.
Moussa Sissoko in action for France in Euros 2106
Real Madrid were interested in signing Paul Pogba for around £100M from Juventus and it seems if they cannot get Paul Pogba to Madrid they may go after the 26 year-old Newcastle midfielder as an alternative.
That’s similar to what that other massive club – Manchester United – are thinking of as a potential strategy if they cannot get Pogba.
Moussa outshone Paul Pogba in France over the last few weeks.
The news in Sport is that the Real manager Zinedine Zidane has recommended Sissoko as an alternative to Pogba to the Real Madrid President Florentino Perez, who decides which players come into the famous Madrid club.
But Sissoko is also being linked with other big clubs too – and they include West Ham United of the Premier League and even Juventus, that beautiful club that plays in black and white stripes in Turin.
Rafa Benitez said yesterday there is no price on the head of Moussa simply because the Tyneside club does not want to sell him.
But if Sissoko is sold then we can be sure that Newcastle will want a massive deal for the midfielder, who has hardly looked keen to stay at Newcastle over the last three years and is certainly not a fan favorite.
Maybe it’s best to sell the 26 year-old, who has a high opinion of his capabilities and was said to be surprised the transfer put on his head yesterday by Newcastle was only £35M.
Newcastle will only sell the French International at a massive price and Rafa will then have the time and the money to replace him this summer with somebody more committed to the great Newcastle United.
It’s being reported in the local press that Rafa is keen to show who’s in charge of which players will be leaving the club this summer.
And it’s not those players who want out or their agents – and they include both Moussa Sissoko and Dutch International Gini Wijnaldum.