Sissoko Speaks To The Press – Blames Newcastle


Moussa Sissoko would be well advised not to speak to the French press and he seems to have put his foot in it again today and has blamed Newcastle.

He blames that big bad north-east club he plays for –  for asking too high a fee for him in the trasnfer market – and that’s what is delaying his exit from the club he has wanted to leave for at least two years now.

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Moussa Sissoko playing for France last summer

He has been speaking in an interview with L’Équipe today and said this:

“It is true that since I came back from my holiday at the beginning of August, I have trained again with Newcastle.”

“But as I am supposed to leave, I am training a little away from the squad, sometimes I am with them for smaller exercises, but for the important sessions, I am not there.”

“Newcastle are asking for €40M for me to be transferred. Honestly, they are overdoing it.”

“They bought me for barely €2M. That is why things are taking longer.”

Juventus bought Paul Pogba for less than a £1M four years ago from the Red Devils and they then charged Manchester United £112M for him this summer.

Were they overdoing it too?

Comments welcome.



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137 comments so far

  • davetoon

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #1

    Rafa must be tempted to make this clown sit in the stands for a season

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #2

    i heard it was 1.8m upfront rising to nearly 5m for him,with appearances and things…. does anyone know what the actually deal was for sissoko?

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #3

    Now he’s embarrassing himself here BUT Newcastle are very controlling with their players (rightly or wrongly) so how does Sissoko keep giving interviews saying thing like this with no come back? Rafa says he’s happy with Sissoko

    Are the club actually upset by Sissoko acting like this or do they want him doing it to try and get clubs interested?

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  • geordiemark

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #4

    id ban him for bringing the club into disrepute, hes gone way to far now I wouldn’t mind but he only plays when he decides to, its not up to him how the club prices him he should shut his mouth because all this is doing is putting off buyers so put him with the kids to train never play him in the first team or I can see a massive problem from the fans

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  • toontaff2

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #5

    Rafa should give him one of those big flags in front of the East Stand to wave when we score.

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  • BeeGuy

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #6

    CAn’t help but wonder if Sissioko has a clause that allows him to opt out of playing in Championship games.

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #7

    rafa may well be being a clever sod,put a over the top price on sissoko so no one comes in for him,at first the price massages sissoko ego..”im a 35m pound player” but when no one comes in and the window shuts rafa can then turn round and say well we rate you this highly other teams obviously dont,get ya head down play well and see where we are next window or at the end of the season….and if someone comes in… take the coin!

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  • Spotlight Kid

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #8

    ‘..for asking too high a fee for him in the trasnfer market – and that’s what is delaying his exit’

    Problem is, Ed, he’s dead right on this occasion. Fans on this forum would have taken £10m last May, and willingly clubbed together to buy his ticket. Everyone knows he’s not worth £35m, but he is worth around £25m at the moment after the Euros so that’s a potential £15m windfall to reinvest in a promotion chase.

    “Plus ça change….” as Moussa might also say of NUFC.

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  • Whumpie

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #9

    Is he worth more as parts?

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #10

    If you’re so sure of your self importance Moussa buy out your contract in the knowledge that you have or will be in a position to recoup that investment in your self from a club willing to buy you such as Palace.

    What’s the delay ?

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #11

    a lot of clubs have a reduced wage clause in contracts when relegated,wonder if this was the main issue initially for sissoko,then the hype about him got his head turned?

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #12

    Spotlight
    Fans on this forum would of taken 10 mill? Good thing fans on here aren’t controlling the club then

    His value is determined by the club who owns his contract not by the players popularity with the fans

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #13

    SPRINGY
    It was reported that Newcastle didn’t bother with relegation wage clauses

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  • toon kk

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #14

    35 mil for Sissoko, MA obviously still has his regime in place. The only reason our club is rating his price so high is on the basis of his performance for Spain. Or ten million would have been a great price.

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  • NoahJ

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #15

    If i was Rafa, I would fine this clown a week’s wages every time he makes these stupid comments.

    I get he’s trying to engineer a move, but this is unprofessional, embarrasing and unacceptable

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #16

    you get the feeling sissoko would happily sign for palace or west brom for big money,then he gets a huge signing on fee,then this time next year spit his dummy oot again and try for another move somewhere for yet another signing on fee….maybe not so happy to sign for that sort of team if the fee was smaller, so sign on fee was a lot less.

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  • toon kk

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #17

    French team not spain

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  • Mashley u Batfastard & lambiarse u Cupid stunt

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #18

    Take 20-25 million for the mardy faced twat from palace my favourites to go down.do Toulouse get percentage for sell fee?

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #19

    toon kk
    So 5-8 mill would of been a great price for Gini then? Just give away all of our sellable assets from last season, rebuild the club on pennies instead?

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #20

    wwsbrd
    i never heard that tbh,thought it was the unwritten rule when it came to contracts…the”just in case,but not likely to happen factor”…another oversight by charnley or is that to be looked at as an incentive when signing the contract?

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #21

    this cant be right….5m on daryl murphy from ipswich,he’s 33?

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  • Patoon

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #22

    I’d let this tramp rot in the reserves all season, I would never say this about a player but I hope he breaks his fcukin leg

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  • mindcompressor

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #23

    I don’t know why he is saying that. He was chosen by our other players like one of the most players in the squad. He thinks he is able to play in team from CL. So, if we would go for any important player from other club in CL they never say less than 30-40M, like Hazard, not mention Pogba.

    So, price is coming from his own attitude. “I’m so good that I can play in CL”, so the price is like for player from CL team. Simple.

    If we unload Caroll for 35M and he is not playing in CL, so I think Sissoko should go for 50 😉 Otherwise if he is not rating himself so high he should shut up, train hard, play well and be happy 😉

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #24

    SPRINGY
    It was reported in Feb/March I believe can’t recall by who though, Guardian or Mail rings a bell but could be wrong

    Yeah I thought it was a standard for all teams , think it said as much in the article referencing Man Utd having them, but I’d assume it just emphasises Charnleys inability to do his job if true

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  • anthc

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #25

    Didn’t moussa only have 6 months left on his contract when we bought him hence the cheap price?
    Shame we couldn’t play him today imo, could do with his power and pace to smash up Brighton.
    I just hope it’s a good game because the last league game even though we won was dross as was the Huddersfield game. Yet to be impressed but we’re starting to pick up points which is the main thing I suppose.

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  • Spotlight Kid

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #26

    WWSBRD@12

    I suspect the fans on here could have done a better job than the club on valuing the incoming players, especially the French ones of late. Only the windfall on YC helped balance the otherwise dismal books – and that’s not to mention the inflated wages paid to players who don’t even end up as bench warmers in the Championship.

    If NUFC don’t take £25m now, they will be lucky to recoup even £15m next window (minus the wages shelled out in the interim for a dead weight). Maybe they’ll lend him out to Arsene Wenger or a clearly broke Inter meanwhile? As it stands he’s a liability not an asset.

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  • Slank

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #27

    He has a point based on how much the club paid for him.

    But it’s not a valid way of valuating a player. You wouldn’t say this home grown player cost nothing to buy and therefore his sale price is nothing.

    He is regular international in a top European team and his valuation should reflect this.

    With every utterance he only puts doubts in the minds of potential buyers as this behaviour could happen to them.

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  • JamesToon

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #28

    Photo of Lazaar getting on a plane this morning and will be having his medical and watching the game today.

    Can see the final 4 signings providing Tiote doesn’t leave, being Lazaar, Atsu, Judge then a striker anyone of Wells, Assombalonga, Rhodes, Lambert or Crouch, Rafa said he wants someone who’s a proven goalscorer in this league. Then if Tiote does leave then Reece Oxford on loan would be a good replacement

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  • nut meg

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #29

    anthc
    We could’ve done with it last season as well!

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  • Jib

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #30

    @ 13 WWSBRD
    That’s recently – but MS was signed Jan 2013 and relegation clauses were de rigeur then.

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #31

    Spotlight
    Dismal books? Have u seen our books, we are ruling champions of balancing them, the club know what it’s doing in that regard howay

    What happens if we keep him and he helps us get promoted as champions? Surely that would offset losing out on his transfer fee

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #32

    Jib
    So Charnley puts the clause in the lower paid players years ago but not the highly paid ones now?

    I wouldn’t be surprised as Charnley has/had no idea what he was doing but it’s just as likely he didn’t insert them on there then either

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  • Slank

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #33

    It’s going to be a ‘who blinks first’ situation on the last day of the transfer window I suspect.

    Buying clubs will gamble that the player is a ‘bad egg’ and as such Newcastle will drop their price just to get rid of him even though he may be damaged goods.

    Newcastle will hold out sufficiently long enough to prompt one club to break ranks and up their offer price.

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  • nut meg

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #34

    Have we actually put a 35m price tag on him? I haven’t seen anything officially myself.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 27, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #35

    Footballer and Financial Wizz eh?!!

    Fine him two weeks wages, tell him to count to 1,000 before he speaks.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 27, 2016 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #36

    Instead of dishing out responsibility Sissoko needs to look in the mirror. I have not been digging him out this summer until now, but this is the final straw. He is bringing the club in to disrepute and should be fined.

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 27, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #37

    If he did have a relegation get out clause it would explain his patchy form last season. And the club trying their hand at hardball trading rings true as well. Perfect storm, Moussa.

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  • lesh

    Aug 27, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #38

    If I were in Rafa’s shoes and if it was affordable, I’d be inclined to punish Sissoko by banning him from training etc.

    France is unlikely to pick him if he’s not getting games and that would put the lid on his international ambitions.

    He’s become a bore and the sooner he’s away, the better.

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 27, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #39

    Lindis
    If the club don’t fine him then as far as I can tell they are endorsing his interviews and attempts to move

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  • El Sleeve

    Aug 27, 2016 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #40

    I’m sorry, if you want to leave so badly, put in a transfer request and that would lower the asking price but would also negate any loyalty payment owed to Sissoko.
    He needs to also being fined two weeks wages at the very least for his constant outbursts, completely unacceptable behaviour

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