Arsenal Legend Questions Why Spurs Wasted Money

Newcastle fans were happy to finally see Moussa Sissoko leave Newcastle after three and a half years at the club after we signed him for £1.6M from Toulouse in January, 2013.

Let’s make that clear – Newcastle fans were very happy  – in fact ecstatic to see the Frenchman finally leave.

Moussa had been pushing to leave for at least two years and was adamant he had to leave when we were relegated, since a player of his innate ability cannot possibly play in the second division.

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Martin Keown – questions Spurs’ sanity?

And to show how Moussa is disconnected from reality – in his message to Newcastle fans he said he will never forget the years he had at the club.

He’s what you call completely tone deaf.

Geordie fans were even more delighted when we got £30M for him – because he’s worth nowhere near that amount, but Newcastle have been good at doing great deals over the last few years on some of their players.

Think Andy Carroll, Liverpool and £35M and Gini Wijnaldum, Liverpool and £25M.

Liverpool are such a great club.


Former England international center-back Keown questions the wisdom of the north London club paying out such a hefty fee on a player who has been inconsistent at Newcastle.

Last season he was simply hopeless and just didn’t want to know once we were relegated.

He hid out in far too many of our games last season.

This is what Martin wrote in his latest Daily Mail column:

“I think it’s an awful lot of money for a player who struggled for consistency in his three years at Newcastle.”

“Though having said that, I was surprised by how well he played for France at Euro 2016 and it’ll be interesting to see how Mauricio Pochettino can make it work.”

“The Argentine seems to develop players well. Paying £30M for any player is very uncharacteristic of Tottenham.”

“And given that they’re in the process of building a new stadium, I wouldn’t have thought it was money they can afford to waste.”

“He is also quite a similar player to Mousa Dembele, who was excellent last season, so the whole deal seems a bit unnecessary to me.”

Good reasoning by Martin Keown.

Newcastle are well rid of Moussa Sissoko and to get £30M for him is almost criminal.

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