Sissoko has been pleading for Real Madrid to come in for him over the last week, but the Madrid news outlet MARCA on August 3rd reported that while they were aware of all the media speculation surrounding Sissoko and the Spanish giants, their understanding was that Real Madrid were simply not interested in signing the Newcastle midfielder.
Here’s the report we put out at that time.
Moussa Sissoko – his dream club may have to change again
Real Madrid are reported again to be not interested
And today MARCA have repeated the claim that their sources at the club are telling them Real are simply not interested in signing Moussa Sissoko and never have been.
Here is a portion of their report today:
“Moussa Sissoko may have insisted that a move to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu would be difficult to turn down, but Real Madrid have denied that they have ever been interested in the midfielder.”
“After an impressive showing at Euro 2016, it had been expected the Frenchman would easily find a move away from the relegated club, but that has not been the case.”
“With former Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez warning teams interested in the 26-year-old to make a bid before the transfer deadline, sources have told MARCA that Los Blancos have never even considered the player, despite headlines claiming otherwise.”
Rafa Benitez asked that teams interested in bidding for Moussa Sissoko put in their offers early and that Newcastle may not sell later this month.
This is what MARCA today have quoted Rafa as saying yesterday (it’s accurate):
“In football you receive offers but you must only sell if it is the right offer, we currently do not have such an offer and if someone thinks they will wait until August 31, I can promise them it will be difficult.”
There have been no satisfactory offers received for Moussa so far and it does appear that Newcastle will hold out for the full £35M for the big Frenchman.
That being the case there must now be a strong possibility that Moussa will still be at Newcastle on September 1st.
That may be difficult, because he’s already burned his bridges at Newcastle with his stupid comments in the press, at least as far as the Newcastle fans are concerned.