Moussa Sissoko completed his move to
Everton Tottenham Hotspur with only minutes to spare on deadline day – Wednesday 31st August just before 11:00 pm local time.
So Moussa, after looking like he would be signing for Everton, signed on at Tottenham Hotspur and so he finally got his move to a Champions League club that he’s been talking about for over two years now.
Rafa Benitez and Moussa Sissoko
During his interviews with the press yesterday Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez was asked about Sissoko and the £30M deal.
This is how Rafa responded:
“I think he’s a good player,” “Our fans, some of them, maybe will not agree, but my experience has been good and I wish him all the best.”
“That is fine. I think it was good business for everyone, and hopefully for us.” “The players here are focused and ready for the battle.”
“To be fair, I don’t want to be involved much talking about players that have gone.” “I have a lot of respect for them and their professionalism.
“I want to concentrate on us and our future.”
So Rafa didn’t want to talk much about the Moussa deal or the player himself.
One thing in Moussa’s favor is that he is joining one of the best young coaches in the business in Mauricio Pochettino.
Rafa quickly got the best out of the Frenchman once he joined Newcastle in March – and he had an absolute stormer against Tottenham in the second half in that final game – his best game of the season for the Magpies.
Rafa’s coaching of the 27 year-old was one reason he shone so much for France during the Euro 2016 Championships.
Mauricio wanted Sissoko at Tottenham and he made that very clear to Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy and maybe the Argentine can continue to get the best out of him, but that’s something that will or will not happen – it’s in the future.
There’s not too many players who proper at other clubs after leaving Newcastle, but maybe Sissoko can be one of them?
What do you think?