Newcastle issued a rather short and to the point statement after Moussa Sissoko was sold to Tottenham last night for a whopping £30M, with the deal being completed only a few minutes before the 11:00 pm deadline.
It was a fabulous deal for Newcastle because we get £30M for Moussa and we have a guy called Mohamed Diame at the club who is very similar to Moussa with the differences being Mo scores more goals and has more assists.
We brought Mohamed in for £4.5M from Hull City.
Moussa Sissoko signs for Spurs
Three and a half years ago we bought Moussa from Toulouse for €2M, which is about £1.7M using today’s exchange rates.
This is the statement Newcastle put out:
Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has completed his transfer to Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed fee.
The 27-year-old France international arrived on Tyneside in January 2013 from Toulouse and made 133 appearances in all competitions for the Magpies during three-and-a-half years at St. James’ Park, scoring 12 goals.
Sissoko’s final outing for United came in a 5-1 victory over his new side, Spurs, on the last day of the 2015/16 campaign.
Notice there is no “we wish him future success” and all of that stuff.
Here’s his introduction at Spurs.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 31, 2016
It seems that Moussa has embarrassed himself by refusing to answer calls from Everton manager Ronald Koeman last night and signing on at Spurs without having the decency to tell Everton he was not joining them.