Moussa Sissoko

Discussion in 'The Summer 2017 Transfer Archive' started by ever, May 25, 2017.

  1. ever

    ever Frog-Mod Staff

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    A reported representative of Moussa Sissoko has poured cold water on claims the Tottenham midfielder has held talks over a move to Marseille this summer.

    The £30million summer signing from Newcastle has been a huge disappointment at White Hart Lane, where he has scored just once in 39 appearances – many of which have come from the bench.

    Our feature last month branded Sissoko the worst signing in Tottenham’s Premier League history, such has been his struggles to make an impact.

    It’s been suggested that Mauricio Pochettino is ready to let him leave the club to help finance a bid for Everton’s Ross Barkley or Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha, with a number of clubs – including (strangely) Barcelona and Real Madrid – reportedly among his suitors.

    But claims in the French media have stated Marseille are keen to bring the player back to Ligue 1 and the club are ready to launch an official bid.

    However, speaking to Foot Mercato, a ‘member of Sissoko’s entourage‘ has quickly moved to dismiss talk of a move to Marseille.

    “As of today, there has been no contact, no appointment or any proposal from Marseille,” the source is quoted as telling the French media outlet.

    “They are just rumours, though we have heard about them.

    “There is strictly no contact either between Moussa, his agents, or Marseille.”

    Sissoko started his career with Toulouse before a £1.5million move to Newcastle in January 2013 and despite the denials, a return to France looks most likely for the player this summer.

    www.teamtalk.com/news/source-close-to-moussa-sissoko-responds-to-marseille-transfer-talk
     
  2. Dougal

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    I'd play them off against the rumoured* Barca link.

    *The one that starts here
     
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  3. freeeki

    freeeki Well-Known Member

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    I've heard he's good. Sign him up.
     
  4. ardiles

    ardiles Well-Known Member

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    So his people are only dismissing links to Marseille but not to other clubs?
     
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  5. JayB

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    L'Equipe recently reported that Marseille were in for him and willing to pay up to £22m (with Levy holding out for £26m), so I would imagine that his representatives were denying that report specifically.
     
  6. TEESSIDE1

    TEESSIDE1 Bring back Juande Ramos :p

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    Snap their hand off at 22m. The quicker he's gone the better.
     
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  7. goughie1966

    goughie1966 Well-Known Member

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    I have a feeling this thread won't hit 100 pages
     
  8. DaiT

    DaiT Active Member

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    I think that means there is still a chance someone might buy him.......
     
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  9. sparx100

    sparx100 Well-Known Member

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    Take the loss and get rid.
     
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  10. Col_M

    Col_M Pointing out the Obvious

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    I'm willing to wait for Poch to get him drilled in pre season. That's the true measure.
     
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  11. dontcallme

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    Every time I have seen him I have thought he has been really poor. Sometimes his pace and strength have helped but overall he just doesn't appear to be a very good footballer.

    But judging by reports by European papers, pinch of salt noted, he appears to be highly thought of by some good teams.

    So hopefully this will help us to get a good fee for him. If Walker is ready to leave then selling him and Sissoko will funds any transfer fees for the summer.
     
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  12. Jamturk

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    I think if Poch is happy with his attitude we should give him another season.
    Preseason training seems to be an important prequisite to break into our team and he didn't get that.
     
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  13. Atomic Flea

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    Running off the ball seems to be a key component of being able to fit into Poch's team. He didn't quite get that either.
     
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  14. talkshowhost86

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    It's never really been a fitness or tactical issue with Sissoko though.

    His basic footballing skills simply aren't good enough. Yes he'll make a burst through midfield every now and again, but he can't pass the ball, can't control the ball, and doesn't look very accomplished defensively either.

    I don't really see how any amount of pre-season is going to change that.
     
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  15. HildoSpur

    HildoSpur Likes Erik Lamela, deal with it.

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    Unfortunately Sissoko has looked completely out of place in our team and I expect him to move on.
     
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  16. mill

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    I think you're underestimating him, he's brilliant at keeping the ball in the corner at the end of a game
     
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  17. Spurs 1961

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    With players like Janssen you at least see glimmers of hope and a clearly good team ethic. When Lamela struggled that first season you could see there was a real player in there. Son in his first season did quite well but again his attitude made you think there was a lot more to come. Sissoko looks the clumsy player I always thought he was ... but then that was how I saw Kane three years ago so I am more than willing to trust the judgment of Poch if he decides to keep him
     
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  18. Kirito

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    This is a special trait, and probably why Barca want a peice.
     
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  19. Bobbins

    Bobbins SC's 14th Sexiest Male 2008

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    He scored a goal? When?
     
  20. mill

    mill Well-Known Member

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    Year nine, deflected tap in
     
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