Rumour Mill: Loan Only For Sissoko?

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According to French outlet RTL Sport, Marseille will hope to avoid signing Spurs flop Moussa Sissoko on a permanent deal this Summer, while trying to secure the Frenchman’s services on loan instead.

On transfer deadline day last Summer, Spurs announced the signing of attacking midfielder Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle United for £30 million, which appeared to be, at the time, at least a small bit reasonable considering his impressive performances in the European Championship for France.

However, after making just 8 starts for Spurs last season, Sissoko suffered what he described himself in an interview with French outlet L’Equipe as his ‘worst season ever’ at White Hart Lane.

Now it is expected the North-London club and the 27 year old will part ways during the current transfer window, with the Spurs faithful desperate to see the back of Sissoko.

Daniel Levy had hoped to recover most of the £30 million spent on the flop in an easy sale early in the window, however no such deal has developed and it’s starting to look difficult for Tottenham to offload the struggling winger.

Recently, only one club, Marseille, has come forward with any interest in Sissoko, but the French side don’t appear to be willing to spend any money on the transfer at all.

According to RTL Sport, Marseille are hoping to land a loan move for the attacking midfielder, who didn’t score a single goal last season.

It seems Marseille are taking a cautious approach, in case Sissoko fails to deliver in a similar manner to which he failed at Tottenham.

For those who were including the sale of Sissoko in their calculations for Spurs spending power, this will come as particularly bad news, as merely loaning Sissoko out gives Tottenham close to nothing in return.

I personally never expected to sell Sissoko for anything over £15 million, but loaning him out would be terrible. A cool £10 million would pay for Juan Foyth and then we could spend Wimmer and Walker money on Pereira and Barkley.

But I can understand Marseille not wanting to take a risk on Sissoko. We should all know that better than anyone.

How much would accept for Moussa Sissoko? Would you haggle for a high price, or simply get rid at all costs?

 

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