Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has been linked recently with a move to Italian giants Juventus as a potential replacement for Paul Pogba, who is almost certain to join Manchester United.
In fact the Red Devils had him as an alternative if they couldn’t get Paul Pogba to Manchester.
And there was news yesterday that Everton would be willing to pay the £35M transfer fee and take him to Goodison Park, but alas Everton are not a Champions League club and therefore do not meet the French midfielder’s requirements.
Moussa Sissoko in action for Newcastle last season
And news today that even European Champions Real Madrid are interested in signing the 26 year-old, who was outstanding for France in the Euros and was the star man in both the semi-final and the final and outshone Paul Pogba, who is going for £100M to Manchester United.
Given that, it could even be that Moussa is cheap at the price at a meager £35M, with other top clubs such as Borussia Dortmund are interested.
Maybe Newcastle should raise the price – we also understand Moussa thinks it should be a lot higher than £35M.
With Real Madrid’s interest, there is a decent possibility we could get a player or two in part exchange and some cash for Moussa; that would interest Rafa for sure.
Moussa returns to Newcastle on Monday, August 1st, but it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that a deal to move him on could be completed before them.
Certainly Rafa Benitez has said today he would like the transfer business at Newcastle over as soon as possible, so he has a settled squad.
And we are now convinced that Newcastle will be able to get £35M or equivalent for the 6ft 2ins powerful midfielder.
Most Newcastle fans will be glad to see the back of him, since he has done nothing for us in the Premier League the last two seasons.
I now fully understand what “laughing all the way to the bank” actually means.