More Verbal Nonsense From Moussa Sissoko

Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko is doing his best to attract a big enough club that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez will let him go this summer and for a lot of Newcastle fans that would be just great.

We are sick of this man talking about bigger clubs than Newcastle and it would be good to see him move before the end of the month for £35M in cash – but we’re not sure clubs as big as Real Madrid pay for their players in cash up front.

Where are our friends at Liverpool in all of this?

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Rafa Benitez with Moussa Sissoko

Unfortunately Moussa has been interviewed again – this time in the French daily L’Equipe and there has been news that Real Madrid are interested in him, but there was a report in the Madrid outlet Marca a couple of days ago saying that was just not true.

But that doesn’t seemed to have stopped our Moussa from talking about his dream club – which now seems to be Real Madrid.

This is what Moussa said in L’Equipe yesterday when asked about the reported interest of Real Madrid:

“That’s flattering. Who would not be flattered by the interest of one of the best clubs in the world, if not the best?”

“It’s simple when you are young and you start playing football, your dream is to become a professional and play for a club like Real Madrid or Manchester United.”

“Today I worked my way up. Everything goes well and if a club like Real comes to me it will be something huge.”

How did Manchester United get in there?

Oh yes – we remember now – Manchester United were his dream club growing up.

But just a minute now – wasn’t that Arsenal?

Moussa Sissoko has three years left on his Newcastle contract, and there is also said to be interest in him from Everton, Borussia Dortmund, Paris St-Germain and a club that really wants him badly – Crystal Palace.

It’s an excellent time for Newcastle to cash in on him after he had two good games for France at the Euro 2016 tournament in the summer – or was that three?

That’s more than he had for Newcastle last season during our relegation season and we already have a replacement at the club in big Mohamed Diame for £4.5M from Hull City, who’s like Sissoko but scores more goals.

Who said Rafa wasn’t a good manager?

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19 comments so far

  • geordie157

    Aug 7, 2016 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #1

    Galloway, get him signed. Then sign a left sided winger/creative player, still worried we might need another striker too.

    Galloway or Taylor

  • geordie157

    Aug 7, 2016 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #2

    Not sure who got left sided player.

    Striker Assombolonga

  • expatmag

    Aug 7, 2016 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #3

    Assomobolonga is useful but the player we want from Forest is Oliver Burke. A righr winger…quick, tricky and can score and make goals. 19 year old as well

    Ritchie on the left, Burke on the right feeding Mitro and Gayle in the middle with Diame supporting from midfield. Pace power and GOALS

    But Rafa would have to cgange to 442

  • Average_Contents

    Aug 7, 2016 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #4

    Should of had a ‘keep him but in the reserves’ option Ed.

    I’d let the coksnot rot away for the remainder of his contract.

    I think any team that plays in the top tier of their respective countries league will be this cnuts boyhood club.

    On the game – Colback = Sh1t. Anita = Sh1t. Dummett = Hoof.

    Obviously a lot wasn’t right and needs to be sorted because it was terrible.

    Outplayed by a Fulham side who finished in the bottom six last season and had as many new players as us.

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Aug 7, 2016 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #5

    Perhaps a two week fine would shut him up. If he wants to go so much why doesnt he hand in a transfer request………… Money ????

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 7, 2016 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #6

    Expat that formation change wont happen.

  • expatmag

    Aug 7, 2016 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #7

    Geordie 157

    Agreed. Sign Gallowway and Burke…….4 millon each.

    Sell Sissoko Krul Tiote Saviet and Haidara

    We should raise circa 50 million from that little lot.

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Aug 7, 2016 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #8

    Why are we targetting so many wingers when there is rarely anyone in the box capable of heading the ball ( mitro maybe). And the message of playing the ball out from the back has not been listened to as the amount of hoof balls to the “forwards” was amateur to say the least

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 7, 2016 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #9

    I am hoping that he will stop over respecting teams the way he did sunderland and villa and norwich and go 4132 or 442 but neither likely. We need shelvey to take one of the holding player roles instead of colback

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Aug 7, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #10

    We bounced back last time as we kept the core of the team. So many new players will need time to bed in this time though :(. Maybe this season will not be the same cakewalk

  • expatmag

    Aug 7, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #11


    I know……but it has to change

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 7, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #12

    Who wouldn’t want to leave for Real Madrid?

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 7, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #13

    Highlights of the other games in the league what I notice is the pace a lot of the teams are playing at , plenty of midfield runners , crosses into the box, target men getting involved and direct passing!

    A lot of teams look all action and its entertaining we are going to need to seriously improve as Fulham are not that good or even that physical compared to some of the other teams in the league !

  • expatmag

    Aug 7, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #14

    Lee Charnley

    Regardless of how badly we played on friday, I dont expect many teams to get points art Craven Cottage this season.

    Ybeir new manager is quality and he has them extremely well organised

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 7, 2016 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #15


    Yeah he was the guy who played Ighalo and Deeney together when they got promoted!

    They wont be relegation candidates this season especially if he is pulling players like Aluko out the bag

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 7, 2016 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #16


    I watched Forest/Burton yesterday. Fast and furious! I can see why Benitez is trying to assemble an effective defence.

  • Moonraker15

    Aug 7, 2016 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #17

    I don’t think Sissoko will leave as no club is gonna pay 30 odd million for a guy who doesn’t score goals nor assist but causes havoc when he runs at defences. He’s probably a good buy at 15 mil on today’s prices. And by the way, seeing Wijnaldum yesterday confirmed to me that he’s overrated as well. At the end of the day though if Sissoko stays with us I think he would run riot in the sky bet an ensure promotion. It’s interesting that Rafa is keeping shtum on Sissoko!

  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 7, 2016 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #18

    Swap him for Benteke

  • chuck

    Aug 7, 2016 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #19

    Stop moaning about Sissoko, he was our best player last season and when picked for France in the Euros., played outstanding.

    It would be nice to keep him, but you all understand the situation, Rafa has to sell in order to buy, I mean do you really think Ashley has changed ?

    It’s a short career where he can’t afford a year in the secondd tier and what will Rafa do for money to rebuild.

    Wise up and stop acting like children.


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