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Rafa Talks About Offers For Moussa Sissoko

4:12 pm, Sunday, July 31st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 46 Comments

Rafa Benitez has no problem when Moussa Sissoko  comes back to Newcastle tomorrow to  play the Frenchman Moussa until the right offer comes in for him – the right offer being from Newcastle’s viewpoint.

Rafa is no fool of course and he knows that both Real Madrid and Juventus – top football clubs in anybody’s eyes – are interested in acquiring the Newcastle midfielder.

But Newcastle continue to stress they will only sell when they get either club to match their valuation of the 26 year-old, which is said to be around £35M.

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Moussa Sissoko in action for France at Euro 2016

If Paul Pogba is worth £100M then Moussa is easily worth £35M and that’s based on their performances for France at Euro 2016.

Moussa easily outshone Pogba in all of France’s final 3 games of the tournament – games when everything was on the line.

It’s thought that both the clubs are waiting on Paul Pogba being sold to Manchester United, before they will make  their move for Moussa.

Juventus want Moussa as a replacement for Pogba and Real Madrid want Moussa also as a replacement for Pogba,  because their very slim chance of getting him will have gone.

When asked about Sissoko’s future, this is what Rafa Benitez has told the Chronicle today:

“I sent him a message the other day.” “He answered it and was fine.”

“In football, you have to have offers – the right offers.”  “Then we still have to say yes if it is the right offer.”

“At the moment we don’t have this offer on the table and we still have a good player with us.”

“He will come back and start training, then after we will see what is going on during the week.”

Sissoko is due to report back to Newcastle’s training ground at Benton tomorrow morning and he will be getting the usual medical tests that players get when they return from their summer breaks.

Newcastle will be holding an open day at St. James’ Park tomorrow and Moussa will not be attending that event.

Once Pogba’s deal to Manchester United goes through watch for real activity on Moussa’ transfer out of Newcastle – we hope Juventus and Real Madrid get into a huge bidding war for him.

More money for Newcastle.

🙂

Comment welcome.



Tags: Contracts · Financials · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Pre-season · Training Ground · Transfer News and Rumours




46 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Spoof // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    This Sissoko saga is now st

  • 2 Spoof // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    arting to get boring, I think its toime we sold and moved on

  • 3 Spoof // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    wow, wtf happened there ?????????????

  • 4 Spoof // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    any answers !

  • 5 Essex Geordie Bill // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Just thought I’d repost this for the benefit of EGB.

    EGB

    Re your remark about Toney in an earlier thread, he does seem to be the forgotten man in the club. Doesn’t even appear in the official team listings of the club. Bit of a mystery!

  • 6 welshgeordie9 // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Spoof perhaps you should change your name to spooky.

    Ha ha ha

  • 7 Spoof // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    Knocking bet as either a starter or on the bench Sissoko will feature against Fulham.

  • 8 Very Terry // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    Moussa in
    Moussa out
    Moussa shake it all about
    Anyway, Rafa’s controlling this very skilfully in my opinion, unlike other instances of players ‘going on strike’ (how can that even happen?) for example. That’s not even a dig at AP who was in charge when Cabaye threw a hissy-fit, it’s just an observation of yet another facet of Rafa’s competence (again, in my opinion).

  • 9 Essex Geordie Bill // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    EGB

    Re your earlier comment regarding Tello, appears to be surplus to Barca’s requirements. Must have something as they saw enough to buy him.

    Might be worth a punt by us.

  • 10 martoon // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Hi Guys
    It’s that time of the season you’ve all been waiting for – it’s prediction time. Similar to last year but I’ve changed a couple of the categories:
    Final League Position
    Final no. of points
    League Cup round
    FA Cup round
    Player of the Season (Blog)
    Top goal scorer (TGS)
    No. of goals for TGS

    If you do enter could you put martoon in your post which makes it easy to search for.

  • 11 sirjasontoon // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    He will play against Fulham and break his leg.

  • 12 Spoof // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    welsh

    I have family in Porth Cawl, I may get them to do a survey on Toon fans from South Wales, apart from the odd half hearted convert I will seek you out haunt you if I don’t get my way lol.

  • 13 JamesToon // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    @martoon

    final league position: 1st
    Final no. of points: 107
    League cup round: Quarter finals
    FA cup round: 5
    POTS: Lascelles
    Top goal scorer: Gayle
    No. of goals for TGS: 22

  • 14 SUTTY1978 // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Martoon

    Final League Position 2nd
    Final no. of points 88
    League Cup round 4th
    FA Cup round 3rd
    Player of the Season (Blog) Perez
    Top goal scorer (TGS) Perez
    No. of goals for TGS 17

  • 15 Average_Contents // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    Martoon. No final position mate? If you do put it in then I’ll go 2nd.

    Final no. of points: 90
    League Cup round: 5th
    FA Cup round: QF
    Player of the Season (Blog) Ritchie
    Top goal scorer (TGS) Mitro
    No. of goals for TGS: 18

  • 16 Average_Contents // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Martoon.sorry, my bad mate. Must of cut off when I’ve copied it.

  • 17 Average_Contents // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Martoon. My revised one mate.

    Final League Position: 2nd
    Final no. of points: 90
    League Cup round:5th
    FA Cup round: QF
    Player of the Season (Blog) Ritchie
    Top goal scorer (TGS) Mitro
    No. of goals for TGS: 18

  • 18 clinath@ed // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    Final League Position. 1st
    Final no. of points. 91
    League Cup round. QF
    FA Cup round. 4th
    Player of the Season (Blog). Lascelles
    Top goal scorer (TGS). Mitro
    No. of goals for TGS. 21

    Martoon, thanks for all the effort mate.

    Bit too quick for Ed there.

  • 19 swemag // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    Points: 93
    Position: 2
    Plr of the seas: Perez
    TGS: Perez
    TGS Goals: 26
    Lg Cup: QF
    FA Cup: QF

  • 20 Spoof // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    martoon

    final no. of points 101
    league cup round 4th
    fa cup round 4th
    TGS Gayle
    No. of goals for TGS 26

  • 21 Shadow_Shearer // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    On the subject of sissoko. How many times on the right wing has he tracks back, helped the right back, & won possession back for us, this is something that goes completely unnoticed. If you consider if he didnt track back, the attacker could have put in a good cross, & we could have even conceded.

    The guy is a machine, & rafa ovbiously wants to keep him, but his attitude is stinkin & he’s open about wanting to leave newcastle.

  • 22 swemag // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Perez will earn a much improved contract or leave at the end of the season for 30 million.

  • 23 NUFCPaul // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Spoof – you appear to get bored very, very easily. Pics of training sessions – boring. Pics of friendly games – boring. Articles on Sissoko – boring. There’s definitely a trend.

  • 24 Spoof // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    martoon, by the way we will finish first, could you add tast to my earlier response.

  • 25 firebug666 // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Martoon

    Final League Position. 1st
    Final no. of points. 106 ish
    League Cup round. 4th round
    FA Cup round. SF
    Player of the Season (Blog). Ritchie
    Top goal scorer. Gayle
    No. of goals for. 26

  • 26 Spoof // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    NUFCPaul

    Yes I have to agree , so do me a favour and bugger off because you are boring me, touche1

    Mind I would love to know what brought that on !

  • 27 Belfast // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Final League Position: 1st
    Final no. of points: 91
    League Cup round:4th
    FA Cup round: 5th
    Player of the Season (Blog) Lascelles
    Top goal scorer (TGS) Gayle
    No. of goals for TGS: 20

  • 28 Shadow_Shearer // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Are we actully gonna buy anybody?? Or are we waiting on moussa sissoko to come back from his holiday to decide. Transfer news very slow these days.

  • 29 Belfast // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Very few teams hit the 100 point mark in the championship.

  • 30 Bambams // Jul 31, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Martoon

    Final League Position…1st
    Final no. of points…102
    League Cup round…3rd round
    FA Cup round…3rd round
    Player of the Season Perez (Blog)

    Top goal scorer Gayle (TGS)
    No. of goals for 23 TGS

    Cheers fella

  • 31 Spoof // Jul 31, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    martoon,

    you’ve a shit load of work ahead of you, if I can help let me know through ed as he can get in touch with all of us, pass some of the work load ahead, especially this week as I have taken a week off work, I will be twiddling my thumbs doing very little,

  • 32 JP...from The Rock // Jul 31, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Martoon. – I hope I don’t jinx it but I think…

    Final League Position. 1st
    Final no. of points. 106
    League Cup round. 4th round
    FA Cup round. 5th round
    Player of the Season (Blog). Hayden
    Top goal scorer (TGS): Perez
    No. of goals for TGS: 19

    I think it will be different goal scorers more than just one individual, thats why the relatively low number of goals scored.

  • 33 Goromagpie // Jul 31, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Martoon

    Final League Position: 1
    Final no. of points: 92
    League Cup round:5th
    FA Cup round: QF
    Player of the Season (Blog) Lascelles
    Top goal scorer (TGS) Ayoze
    No. of goals for TGS: 20

  • 34 ShirebrookToon // Jul 31, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Final League Position 1
    Final no. of points 104
    League Cup round Semi Final
    FA Cup round 4
    Player of the Season (Blog) Lascelles
    Top goal scorer (TGS) Gayle
    No. of goals for TGS 22

  • 35 SPRINGY // Jul 31, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    martoon
    Final League Position. 1st
    Final no. of points. 101
    League Cup round. qf
    FA Cup round. 5th round
    Player of the Season (Blog). lascelles
    Top goal scorer (TGS):gayle
    No. of goals for TGS: 23
    as long as the top one is right that will do for me.

  • 36 Offkey // Jul 31, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Martoon –

    Final league position: 1st
    Final number of points: 94
    League cup round: 4th
    Fa cup round: 5th
    Player of season: Richie
    Top goal scorer: gayle
    Number of goals for tgs: 19

    Cheers for doing this

  • 37 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 31, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Anyone know much about Felip Helander according to media claims TOON have made enquiries.

  • 38 JAMSHA // Jul 31, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Final League Position. 1st
    Final no. of points. 97
    League Cup round. Finals
    FA Cup round. Semi Finals
    Player of the Season (Blog). Perez
    Top goal scorer (TGS). Gayle
    No. of goals for TGS. 19

  • 39 SUTTY1978 // Jul 31, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    Saw an article earlier about the gallows ate flags, great idea, I’ve been in the SanSiro for The Nilan Derby and the flag display before kick off was an awesome sight.
    Think the club should hand out some more free black & white scarves. I’m sure one of Ashley’s sweatshops could knock them out for pennies. The twirling scarves all round the ground is an amazing thing and would certainly put off or distract opposing teams. Helps keep the atmosphere up as well rather than people sat with their phones in their hands.

  • 40 geordie157 // Jul 31, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    martoon

    Final League Position: 1st
    Final no. of points: 95
    League Cup round:semi final
    FA Cup round: 4th
    Player of the Season (Blog) Ritchie
    Top goal scorer (TGS) Gayle
    No. of goals for TGS: 22

  • 41 geordie157 // Jul 31, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Felip Helander, Swedish centre back for Verona…that’s all I know.

    Imagine he was a back option if we couldn’t get Hanley.

  • 42 JP...from The Rock // Jul 31, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Sutty- Hell yeah!! I loved seeing those black n white scaves swirl round over each toon loving geordie in the stands. What an amazing sight that was 52000 scarves being swang around St James’. Miss that immensely. More flags and sacarves on every match day. And more signing! Mix it up a bit too as we need more easy to follow and distintive songs sang around the park. When there ia a great atmosphere in the aradium we usually play amazing football.

    Bring back those days ASAP I say!

  • 43 goommy // Jul 31, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    Hope Juventus come to get him with 35M after Pogba deal finished.

  • 44 Jib // Jul 31, 2016 at 6:22 PM

    Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 31, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Anyone know much about Felip Helander according to media claims TOON have made enquiries.

    Swedish Centre Half 6’4″
    In Brazil with Sweden for the Olympics – plays for Hellas Verona managd by Rafa’s ex assistant manager
    This was all reported by me 3wks ago
    Keep up son

  • 45 toontaff2 // Jul 31, 2016 at 7:48 PM

    Martoon

    Final League Position: 1st
    Final no. of points: 105
    League Cup round: 4th
    FA Cup round: 3rd
    Player of the Season (Blog) Hayden
    Top goal scorer (TGS) Gayle
    No. of goals for TGS: 20

  • 46 milburn990 // Jul 31, 2016 at 10:21 PM

    martoon

    Final League Position: 1st
    Final no. of points: 104
    League Cup round:3rd
    FA Cup round: 4th
    Player of the Season (Blog) Perez
    Top goal scorer (TGS) Gayle
    No. of goals for TGS: 20




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