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Update – Newcastle, Spurs Play Brinkmanship On Sissoko Deal

11:46 am, Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 20 Comments

Sky Sports had reported earlier today that Moussa Sissoko would be joining Newcastle for a fee of £30M and that the fee would be paid in five installments of £6M each.

But it seems that Spurs may have come to their senses (that’s a pity) and thought more about the potential deal and they are now said to be reconsidering  things.

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Moussa Sissoko – traveling from Paris to London

This is what they reported less than two hours ago.

Newcastle have played hard ball with Tottenham and have told them they are not prepared to go lower than £30M for Sissoko.

Moussa earlier today had been given permission to leave the training camp with France to seal the deal and was traveling to London from Paris.

L’Equipe in France reported within the last hour that Spurs were still pushing for Sissoko.

The Chronicle is reporting that Newcastle do not want to be involved in a soap opera today that drags on for the next 12 hours before the transfer window closes.

The price for Moussa is £30M – take it or leave it.

Love it!

They would like a Spurs decision on Sissoko and sooner rather than later.

It seems at the moment the two clubs are playing some brinkmanship – and we will have to wait and see if either side will budge on their position.

Who will blink first?

We have to believe owner Mike Ashley is involved in this deal and the word is he does not want to sell Moussa this summer.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Contracts · Financials · Management · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News




20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 bettyswallocks // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:48 AM

    47bettyswallocks // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:46 AM

    Tsunki……Hail wor Ashley claims you’re an idiot. I for one won’t be commenting on his comment or getting involved in any way with a discussion on this topic.

  • 2 bettyswallocks // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:50 AM

    Ed….. Sissoko is already with Newcastle!

  • 3 hibbit // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:51 AM

    eleven hours to go

    Sissoko must be sweating

  • 4 Rotonda heights // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:53 AM

    keeps saying he wants to leave. why doesn’t he just put a transfer request. so greedy these people.

  • 5 jazzyp // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:54 AM

    For once Nufc hold the upper hand and should give as much respect as Levy did with the Townsend saga.
    Mason has just been sold for 13 mill, So how Levy can justify trying to offer us a paltry 16 mill is a joke.

  • 6 Jail for Ashley // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:57 AM

    WW…,
    I’m going to have to stop associating with the likes of you, my posts are being moderated.

  • 7 Belfast // Aug 31, 2016 at 11:58 AM

    Can’t see him fitting into the Spurs team at all to be honest. I still hope they cough up the cash though lol

  • 8 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 31, 2016 at 12:00 PM

    Lr32

    I have watched half of that. What a player. If he could fix his head (rafa might be able to do that) then great. He’s got everything. He couldnkick start his career again with us.

  • 9 one fine day // Aug 31, 2016 at 12:01 PM

    Instalments ?
    Does levy think he is buying some a home gym from the shopping channel ? Ffs.
    Reminds me of when we sold Shay Given in January and allowed a club backed by a sovereign state to pay us back when they could
    “afford “it .
    I’d be telling lesulk that we will take the 30 mil on condition he waves his ” loyalty bonus ” and for fit his wages for the last three months as during that time he has surely breached his contract on more than one occasion showing his complete disrespect .
    Surely the most egotistical bellend to ever wear the shirt .

  • 10 WWSBRD // Aug 31, 2016 at 12:02 PM

    JfA
    Id argue am worth it haha

  • 11 Belfast // Aug 31, 2016 at 12:02 PM

    I complained about you bullying me Buster.

    So stap it!

  • 12 cyprus // Aug 31, 2016 at 12:06 PM

    Spurs need exactly him. These days they are slow to advance, have difficulty penetrating.

    We’ve given them some good players through the years, he’ll do fine.

    And so will we. Two, three winners.

    My early prediction was 29.9 million. Our second biggest transfer… If it happens.

  • 13 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 31, 2016 at 12:07 PM

    Its interesting that Socks can essentially spit in the club and fans face, yet does not lose his Loyalty Bonus unless he actually puts in a transfer request. What a pile of cack. He has shown clear disloyalty with all these interviews and comments. The c0ck.

  • 14 Mag52 // Aug 31, 2016 at 12:07 PM

    You couldn’t make it up.

    My reference to Pochettino in the previous post meant, not the haggling going on which is down to Levy, but the fact that Pochettino is interested in acquiring Sissoko at all. I’d have thought he had better judgement than that..

  • 15 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 31, 2016 at 12:10 PM

    Mag52

    Ah right I see. Sorry about that. Yeah he usually picks consisteny good players. Not big time charlies like Sissoko.
    .

  • 16 Novocastrian66 // Aug 31, 2016 at 12:12 PM

    Not bothered whether fits into Spurs’ system or not. What I do know that the club’s and him are well matched. They both think they are a lot better than they actually are.

  • 17 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 31, 2016 at 12:15 PM

    Looks like the Ravel Morrison thing was more BS. Two days running he has popped up and been put back down again. SSN say he deffo WONT be joining.

  • 18 Novocastrian66 // Aug 31, 2016 at 12:21 PM

    SSN struggling. They keep showing what happens behind the scenes. Sssssllllloooowwww news day.

  • 19 JP...from The Rock // Aug 31, 2016 at 12:23 PM

    WHERE IS ATSU ?????????
    WHERE IS ATSU ?????????
    WHERE IS ATSU ?????????
    WHERE IS ATSU ?????????
    WHERE IS ATSU ?????????
    WHERE IS ATSU ?????????
    WHERE IS ATSU ?????????

  • 20 ToonRich // Aug 31, 2016 at 12:24 PM

    JP, he’s on the next thread 😉




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