Sissoko’s Big Money Move To A “Big Club” Hasn’t Worked Out

Moussa Sissoko kept infuriating Newcastle fans during his tenure at Newcastle when he kept talking to the French press about wanting to move to a big club who played in the Champions League.

And then would say stuff like – but I’m still at Newcastle at the moment but hope to join a big club one day.

That day came last August 31st when Newcastle somehow persuaded both Everton and Tottenham that the player was worth £30M – a figure that astounded most Newcastle fans.

There were rumors last summer Moussa Sissoko wasn’t happy at Newcastle
Who started that rumor?


We thought that club officials could end up in jail for false representation of goods and even fraud.

But the deal went through with big fanfare and we couldn’t believe our luck – £30M for Moussa.

This was a player who we think turned up for two games at Newcastle the previous season under Steve McClaren – well maybe we are being hard on the Frenchman – it could have been three games.


Rafa did however start to get the best out of him and he then played extremely well for France in the Euro 2016 Championships – a player Newcastle fans did not recognize last summer.

And it looks like the move to Tottenham has not really worked out as he warms to bench at the club being taken places by their impressive young Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino

French newspaper L’Equipe are reporting today the Frenchman. who has also lost his place in the French squad,  believe Moussa Sissoko will leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

L’Equipe are reporting that Tottenham officials will have talks with the player’s representatives within the next two weeks, with it being almost inevitable that Tottenham will want to sell the player this summer.

He was in France’s squad from the time he joined Newcastle in January 2013 and as soon as he left the club he lost his International place – not an unusual occurrence for players who leave Newcastle for “big clubs”.

That may be because they start to warm the bench?

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • sing in the corner

    Mar 23, 2017 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Yes life is too short to be bitter… 🙂
    But let me indulge myself in a little HA HA HA

  • JP...from The Rock

    Mar 23, 2017 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #2

    HAHA screw you Sissoko! You got what you deserved, and so did we £30M from all your inconsistencies and our suffering is round about right. We couldn’t have got a sweeter deal. Mind you whatever Spurs do with him we still get the full £30M right? And not a penny less as was being reported with the transfer regarding installments and such.

  • cyprus

    Mar 23, 2017 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #3

    Big rich teams buy very expensive players who are sometimes if rarely flops.

    We need to go up a level, as well. A six-ten million player these days is only decent. We need three 20 mil players plus two or three in the aforementioned category.

    It’s the only way. If we want quick success we’ll need to shell out, something which we’ve done, but for more players.

    Now we have a solid backbone, nothing needed in back.

  • cyprus

    Mar 23, 2017 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #4

    Not sure I get the hate. Many want out, in worse ways, are highly inconsistent and still get the love. Eg. Cabaye.

    One year he was tired. Another he was depressed. In the end he refused to play.

    Bring him back 😉

  • toonbrother

    Mar 23, 2017 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #5

    Silly vindictive piece.
    To be honest im notsure we are in any position to gloat.
    at least Sissoko is not facing the likes of Burton Albion week in week out

  • sing in the corner

    Mar 23, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #6

    Pot, kettle, black toonbotherer.

  • AncientC

    Mar 23, 2017 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Agree with Cyprus. Tiote was given a nice send off and was far worse in his disrespect to the club. Not only did Tiote want out to a bigger club, he wore the shirt of one of the clubs he wanted to join, posing with a divisive smirk.

  • Jib

    Mar 23, 2017 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #8

    toonbrother // Silly vindictive

    Like going on and on and on and on and on and on and on
    about how bad you thought Coloccini was ?

  • mindshaft

    Mar 23, 2017 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #9

    Players come and go and we’ve bought a lot worse than Sissoko for a lot more cash , Rivière , Cabella and more who we lose money on – at least we made a huge profit on Cabaye / Sissoko so happy days for us
    Spurs will get next to nothing for Sissoko

  • Tsunki

    Mar 23, 2017 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #10

    My sides ache a little but from the irony of Mr Botherers remark. A little.

  • Tsunki

    Mar 23, 2017 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #11

    Darts man – talk DARTS! 😀

  • lochinvar

    Mar 23, 2017 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #12

    Dare say he’ll end up at PSG carrying Wengers suitcase over to Paris.

  • lochinvar

    Mar 23, 2017 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #13

    One hundred and …eighty

  • lochinvar

    Mar 23, 2017 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #14

    Darts – what’s the point ?

  • lochinvar

    Mar 23, 2017 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #15

    Gylfi Sigurdsson says he is enjoying the “pressure” of trying to keep Swansea in the Premier League, but has aspirations to play for a bigger club.

    And there’s none bigger nor closer to home in Iceland than NUFC

    The Iceland international has been a key player for Swansea this season as they have battled against relegation.

  • martoon

    Mar 23, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #16

    lochinvar @15 – I seem to remember Sigurdsson was at Spurs but it didn’t work out however I can’t remember why?

  • hibbit

    Mar 23, 2017 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #17

    toonbrother @ 5
    bit rich coming from you
    Coloccini anyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Mar 23, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #18

    Yeah, I’m sure the lazy Sissoko is really lamenting it didn’t work out for him, what with that big pay rise and more downtime on the bench. I’d say it worked out perfectly for him.

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Mar 23, 2017 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #19

    Tiote obviously went on strike, or at least made it clear he wasn’t committed and therefore couldn’t be trusted on the pitch, not that he was much use anyway. Why else was there never any reason for his long spells out?

    Another titend we’re well rid of.

  • cyprus

    Mar 23, 2017 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #20

    The one we sold to Liverpool is looking really good for them. Cheap too. Maybe they owed us one.


    Mar 23, 2017 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #21

    If u but an ambitious player and offer them no ambition can’t complain when they get unhappy, similarly can’t expect player sold the stepping stone dream to show much loyalty

  • magspuggy

    Mar 23, 2017 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #22


    I agree the club should never have been sold to any player as a route to the champions league..

    Sharp contrast between how he and Gini behaved .

    I wish one all the best in the future and hope his move grants his wishes and the other I think spurs will do better without..

    Still blame nufc for underselling us a a club..
    Rafa made a statement early on telling future players we are no longer a stepping stone.

    Something that shows how far we have fallen .


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