Terse Statement Issued By Newcastle On Sissoko Sale

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.

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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.

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.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • G

    Sep 1, 2016 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #1

    To be honest I can’t say I would wish him future success either. The way the man has behaved is nothing short of disgraceful.

  • Toon_Army

    Sep 1, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #2

    What a Plonker…

  • Magpie Season

    Sep 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #4

    Moussa won’t play champions league football. At least he won’t get much game time. I mean, where is he going to fit into that Spurs side?

    How many of our players that have seeked to move onto bigger clubs in hopes of playing champions league football have actually realised their dream? Yes, they have appearances in their name in the CL but being regular starters? Pretty much zilch.

  • jimiley

    Sep 1, 2016 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #5

    25 million for wijnaldum, 30 for Sissoko and 13 for Townsend and that is not mentioning the odds and ends. How much have we spent? Where has the underspend gone?

  • ron burgundy

    Sep 1, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #6

    cracking business


    Sep 1, 2016 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #7

    I wouldn’t put much belief in what Sky says mate glorified ITK account especially on deadline day

    As for top managers making money with deals not many do tbf most live off the owners spending power these days. They’ll make a player better which adds to their value but wheeler dealers are few and far between

    Rafa played on that power by stating we didn’t need to sell to buy which imo was the key to Sissokos value

  • rasul

    Sep 1, 2016 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #8

    I wish him good luck. Really this blog is a and eye opener. 1: where is this hate coming from ? so what that Sissoko wants to leave us? can u blame him !?! He has been in this club for years and seeen all the drama. We thank him for the good memories! 2: and whats up with all this braging about money??!! Its Mike Ashleys money ffs! People talk here about bargain, to low, to hight, just like its actually our money invested. I couldnt care less if we spent 200 mil and got 0 inncome! Its not my money, and i know for sure Mike dosent care that much either! Give it a break. Just talk about the players, and drop the miney talk. Im sure many here are guilty of not beeibg interested in their own family finances and suddenly in this blog u are a wall street guy! Good Luck Musa! I love u and hope u get what u want, because ull get more in spurs thats for sure! Victories!

  • rush_nufc

    Sep 1, 2016 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #9

    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.
    Nice Statememt from the club.Selling Sissoko was icing in the cake

  • NoahJ

    Sep 1, 2016 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #10

    delighted the world got to see what us fans have been saying about the self-centred, arrogant attitude of this idiot, before we got shot of him for a tidy sum.

    usually can’t stand Paul Merson, but my god, he was so spot on with what he said on SSN last night

  • funlovingexpress

    Sep 1, 2016 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #11

    Rasul money is important. Yes the club is Ashleys so by definition so are the players and the money they generate.

    But he lets the club spend on what they make. You can buy better players for £30m than you can for £0m so I do care how much we receive.

    The more Rafa has to spend the quicker he turns us into a force again.

  • Scotty

    Sep 1, 2016 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #12

    Rasul, give your head a shake and stop trolling this blog pretending to be a Newcastle supporter. Every Newcastle supporter I speak with couldn’t wait to get rid of this absolute charlatan! Good riddance and onto a brighter future without him..

  • funlovingexpress

    Sep 1, 2016 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #13

    WWSBRD good points mate though the likes of Wenger and Rafa are still really good at it, so was Fergie.

    The majority of top managers can wheel and deal they had to in the beginning whilst they were making a name for themselves. You are right though, a lot dont have too.

    Im glad someone else saw the reason for us saying we didnt need to sell. If a muppet had been in charge we would have had a proper fire sale like last time and lost the majority of players worth something for nothing and would have had to get a load of free transfers.

    Ashleys maintained one thing time and time again. The money is theirs to spend but once its gone its gone.

    That could have been catastrophic for us if we had a different kind of manager at the helm.

    Sky sports arent the only ones saying it but its a good point you make nonetheless. We will just have to see what we have to spend in January., to get at the truth of it. Else wait until next seasons financials come out.

    Overall Im really happy with our signings.

    I just wish Id got to see Diame and Sissoko play once together.

    But, though I have defended Sissoko in the past I am happy to see him go because of the way he has carried on.

    Gini I am less happy about. He will seem a bargain in a couple of years. People go on about the away thing but he played deep in a completyely different system in away games. Of course he wasnt as effective. It was also his first season.

    I get why he had to leave but at least he did it in the right way. Lot of respect for him.

  • geordiemark

    Sep 1, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #14

    nee comment required on this one 🙂

  • OneAlanShearer

    Sep 1, 2016 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #15

    12 players in who will all contribute. 21 possibly 22 players out not including jnrs (7) a lot of which wouldnt contribute. 31 million pounds profit. However the acid test is this only a success if we go straight back up. Need to be planning the next rebuild stages. Looking at the 12 in on the face of it about half look like the could stand up in a premier league side. Jury is out on the rest. It loos like a good platform to build a squad on. Mitro, Gayle, perez, diame,Richie, Mbemba, shelvey, hayden are all ready….Lascelles, atsu,clark,lazaar,anita and others are the next tier down with question marks over them for me. However before the window most if the squad looked poor or over the hill. A brilliant effort of turning that around whatever happens. I think we have the right policies in place. Heading in the right direction. Hanley and clark have more question marks over them than Murphy. I’m only expecting Murphy to provide cover.

  • Munster Mag

    Sep 1, 2016 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #16

    Hands up i got this one wrong as i wanted him sold for 25 mill and out of town. Hats off to charnley, he deserves respect, going right back to securing Mitro. and to rafa for getting some good players in. We will have a massive clearout at end of season but all his buys make sense, assuming we can put atsu on the left to give pace there. Marvellous window. I called sissoko a fraud a few years ago and boy he was that and more. Good riddance. Only townsend is a loss but who wud have predicted such a clearout 🙂

  • ashleysmate

    Sep 2, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #17

    Munster mag
    Levy is supposed to be a hard git to negotiate with.
    Charnley must have thought he was taking sweets off a baby


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