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This Is Where Moussa Sissoko Expected To End Up

12:37 pm, Sunday, September 4th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

We were following the betting on where Moussa Sissoko would end up a few days before the end of the summer transfer window and the favorites were Italian powerhouse Juventus.

And it seems Moussa was surprised when he ended up at Tottenham – but of course that didn’t stop it from being the move he had always wanted.


Moussa Sissoko – at Tottenham
I always wanted to move to Tottenham (honest)

Moussa also stayed in the Premier League and that’s one of the (many) things he said this summer about where he wanted to go.

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul talked to Moussa just before the end of the transfer window and it seems Moussa may have also been following the betting on where he would end up.

Tim is at Ajax on loan for the season and he has been on Ajax TV and this is what he has said about Moussa:

“He thought himself that he would go to Italy, that is what he told me only last week.”

Nothing much happened with Moussa until the night of the 30th – last Tuesday night – when Tottenham put in a very low bid of £15M for him.

That was immediately rejected by Newcastle who then said the minimum they would accept for the Frenchman was £30M – twice what they had just offered – take it or leave it baby.

Daniel Levy was outmaneuvered by Newcastle on Thursday but we have to thank Everton for coming in with a £30M bid for Moussa.

That panicked Levy into immediately meeting Newcastle’s price of £30M and the rest is history.

Newcastle got £30M for a player we simply will not miss in the side and that has to be excellent business in anybody’s eyes.

We made a profit of £28.5M on Moussa in three and a half years – and that’s thanks to Graham Carr.

Graham has taken an awful lot of criticism in the last year or so – but that was one of his good buys – at least financially.

Credit where credit is due.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Financials · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 hibbit // Sep 4, 2016 at 12:41 PM

    the interest is waning fast
    let spurs fans do the worrying we don’t care

  • 2 Spoof // Sep 4, 2016 at 12:44 PM


    I totally agree, Sissoko is now in the past and I think it’s best left there, time for us to move on and look to the now and the future, which certainly looks more appealing at present than what our immiediate past did.

  • 3 martoon // Sep 4, 2016 at 12:45 PM

    Looks like Ed is back in Starbucks 🙂

  • 4 Jib // Sep 4, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    mine’s a Latte – one sugar

  • 5 Spoof // Sep 4, 2016 at 12:51 PM

    Looking at the squad as it is now how many of us would pick the same 11 in our own views of what would be our strongest starting 11, Mbemba and Lascellas would probably get the vote for most with Ritchie possibly the only one who would get 100 % of every ones favourite team, apart from those three and possibly Diame the remaining seven selections could be anything, I didn’t include Hayden as an auto matic due to seeing someones selection yesterday who had Tiote in ahead of Hayden, what this shows for me is the strength in depth which we currently have.

  • 6 Spoof // Sep 4, 2016 at 12:52 PM

    auto matic—–automatic———derr !!

  • 7 Ian Toon // Sep 4, 2016 at 1:07 PM

    Ian Toon // Sep 4, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    Spoof – it’s his fighting attitude as you put it thats been largely the problem. Looking forward to the battle of the heavyweights tomorrow night. Just seen Murphys goals: appearances for Ireland!!

  • 8 posada // Sep 4, 2016 at 1:16 PM

    Some years ago we made a stalking horse bid for Wayne Rooney.
    This flushed out a serious bid from Man Utd for the then Everton player.
    Were Everton returning the favour.
    Probably not as too many of the characters from that time have moved on.
    But, you never know.

  • 9 posada // Sep 4, 2016 at 1:19 PM

    How long before we see this headline.
    Mousa – I still dream of playing for PSG/Real Madrid/Man Utd.
    I think it will take a few weeks, but can see it being not too far in the future.

  • 10 Ian Toon // Sep 4, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    posada- It was 2004- a memorable year for the toon; for very different reasons. We had sold Woodgate and Shepherd was trying to appease the fans, the low life agent Stretford was housed at SJP. 2004 also was the year SBR was sacked, despite Shepherd promising that he would be appointed DOF in the summer. Thereafter the slow spiral into decline gathered momentum. Shepherd built up the debt and we were ripe for Ashley to assume ownership.

  • 11 lesh // Sep 4, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    If Sissoko consistently plays as well as he did for us under Rafa and France in the latter stages of the Euros, Spurs could see their £30m being surpassed if they sold him. Levy sees him as an investment for profit on selling so I really hope he reverts to type and flops big time.

  • 12 metaloverlord // Sep 4, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    That has to be the end of the Sissoko articles now. I was sick to the back teeth of reading articles about him after the euros. Now he is gone and next year will be looking for another one of his dream moves. He is Tottenhams problem now, not ours. Let us concern ourselves with the players who want to be here and show a bit of spirit and fight for our shirt.

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