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Moussa Sissoko To Leave Newcastle

9:51 am, Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 29 Comments

There are reports that Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has been given permission to leave the France training camp to complete a transfer before tonight’s  deadline.

Rather surprisingly it looks like Newcastle are willing to accept a bid from Tottenham, which has been reported to be only around £16M for the French International.

However, there are other reports that Spurs have actually bid £20M for the Frenchman – according to ESPN – and it seems like Newcastle have accepted that bid.

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Moussa Sissoko – Newcastle have accepted £20M for Sissoko

The very fact he has left the France training camp – reported by French newspaper L’Equipe – says that this is serious and he will almost certainly now leave Newcastle today.

This is what L’Equipe tweeted.


“Moussa Sissoko was authorized by Deschamps at Clairefontaine to leave at 9am to finalize his transfer.”

If the deal is for £20M it will mean Newcastle will make a profit in excess of £15M in this summer’s transfer window – but we will have to wait and see what actually happens.

Certainly it is a lot less than the £35M Newcastle have been holding out for all summer.

Newcastle will now almost certainly sign wingers Christian Atsu on loan for the season with an option to buy and Callum McManaman from West Brom for £4.75M.

Newcastle fans will not be at all sad to see the back of Moussa – who has been talking about leaving Newcastle for a bigger club for over two years now.

On the positive side of this – if in May we were told by somebody we would get £20M for Moussa this summer, after the poor season he just put in for Newcastle – we would ask what they had been smoking.


If it’s Spurs as the reports suggest, then Moussa will have real competition to win a starting position at the north London club.

We are just surprised that it got to almost 12 hours before the transfer window closed and Newcastle accepted a much lower bid than they had been holding out for all summer.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Contracts · Financial Fair Play · Financials · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

29 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jazzyp // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:52 AM


    When you consider Bolasie went for 28 mill we have to expect insane amounts being paid out by football clubs.
    Makes me think where will we stand amongst the big boys of the PL if we were to go back up at the end of this season

  • 2 jazzyp // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Keep up Edd 30 mill in Instalments

  • 3 Mr Funk // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Not £16m ed – £30m in 5 installments of £6m according twitter

  • 4 Mr Funk // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:55 AM

    Hopefully means we can make a move for Lazar Markovic. Again not keen on McManaman

  • 5 WWSBRD // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:56 AM

    Am right there with u mate anything under 30 mill and we are missing out for me

    I hate deadline day everyone just makes up bull from conjecture and it gets tiresome

  • 6 Spoof // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:57 AM

    £30m, yeah that sound’s all right to me, happy with that figure as it gives us a nice warchest for January if we need it, hopefully we won’t need but it’s handy to know it’s there.

  • 7 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:58 AM

    £30m for Aaron Lennon on steroids – marvellous.

    Being forced to play for his dream club’s rivals as they’re the only team with real interest – marvellous.

  • 8 Spoof // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    Mr Funk

    I very much doubt that there was any truth in the Markovic rumours, I hope I’m proved wrong but I wouldn’t build your hopes up, McManaman seems a far more likely signing.

  • 9 jazzyp // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:00 AM


    Nature of the beast I’m afraid buddy.

    I expected Rumours of Bony turning up at our training ground this morning, But stoke spoilt that.

  • 10 WWSBRD // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:02 AM

    Yeah it’s why I tend to avoid it and just look at the completed deals the next day

  • 11 Moonraker15 // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:03 AM

    Jazz up
    We will be getting huge tv money 100 million pa so no probs

  • 12 jazzyp // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    Wtf Spurs have cooled there interest now in Sissoko according to SSN.

    Over to you Everton !!

  • 13 jazzyp // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:06 AM


    Yeah yeah… I bet ya glued to SSN right now waiting with baited breathe for any NUFC transfer news lol

  • 14 nut meg // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:07 AM

    Could be the start of a mad scramble….hope so.

  • 15 WWSBRD // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:09 AM

    In the space of an hour Sky have had Sissoko joining Spurs for 15 mill and 30 mill and joining Everton now Spurs and Newcastle have said no…wonder how much money SkyBet made in that hour?

  • 16 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:10 AM

    Master negotiator Levy needs putting in his place. Spurs all too often get way too much in most people’s eyes for their deadwood and outcasts.

    Don’t budge no matter what connivance Levy conjures.

  • 17 WWSBRD // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:11 AM

    And am watch all that Sky is amazing guff bet they are all dressed in yellow aswell bunch of tarts

    Rather watch a heartbeat marathon

  • 18 SuperShearer // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:12 AM

    According to SSN Spurs have now cooled their interest in Sissoko. As WWSBRD pointed out it goes to show that Sky are more interested in making money from betting these days.
    Although I do love this quote from us:

    “Tottenham are just messing about with Sissoko, they do it in every single window and [we] haven’t sold them a player yet. You’d have thought they’d have learned by now… They are wasting everybody’s time.”

  • 19 jazzyp // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:14 AM


    And I took you for a EastEnders fan hehe.

  • 20 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:15 AM

    I really this lump of lard is out of our club by today.

  • 21 Blofal // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:18 AM

    $30 million for Sissoko I’m happy with.

  • 22 WWSBRD // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    Nice to print money isnt it

    Haha dont sully my name in such a way, I only like the classics haha

  • 23 Rotonda heights // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    what a wind up. going to be stuck with sissoko and tiote now.

  • 24 Tsunki // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:28 AM

    it’s not like we are personally going to gain from this sale ha ha for me he can go for £15m, £20m who cares the club will be shot of his wages and his whiny attitude. And they will be happy with a tidy profit and the only thing of concern is what funds are made available to Benitez to strengthen this squad further.

  • 25 Yorkie Dave // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:28 AM

    Sky no longer own skybet. So really couldn’t care less I’m thinking. They get royalties for the name each year and that’s it.

  • 26 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:29 AM


    I would be ok with tiote staying. He has had failed moves before, and just come back and got his head down for us.

  • 27 Tsunki // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    They will both go, don’t worry.

  • 28 hibbit // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    Rotonda heights

    the one piece of independent news that seems to to true is that he has left the french training camp so some deal must be happening !!

  • 29 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 31, 2016 at 10:38 AM


    Idiot. The club gains, therefore we gain.

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