Rumour Mill: Tottenham Flop Linked With Move to European Giant?

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Reports from France suggest that the departure of Summer signing Moussa Sissoko is inevitable after having a more than disappointing campaign for Premier League runners up, Tottenham.

In a season that’s provided footballing landmarks at Tottenham that haven’t been achieved since the glorious 1960s, it’s been a year of hope and happiness for the Spurs faithful. There is a swell of support and positivity for the years and potential successes to come. However, should you ask for a negative from the Lilywhites, most of them will give you one name; Moussa Sissoko.

Sissoko’s transfer from Newcastle United to Tottenham Hotspur was the most exciting story on transfer deadline day last Summer. Spurs hi-jacked the Frenchman’s move to Everton by placing a last minute £30 million bid, despite Sissoko seemingly all but signed for the Toffees. However, despite what the price would imply, Sissoko has failed to impress at White Hart Lane this season, clearly struggling to adjust to Mauricio Pochettino’s brand of fast-paced, hard working football.

Now it seems that the attacking midfielder’s exit from Spurs is imminent, and there’s even a few surprising clubs interested in his signature. According to French newspaper L’Equipe, France gaffer Didier Deschamps is concerned about Sissoko’s lack of minutes and foresees the player finding a new club. It is also reported by the same newspaper that the relationship between Sissoko and Mauricio Pochettino has crumbled, with neither seemingly interested in continuing his career at the club.

A report from SportBible.com, a less than reputable source I might add, has hinted at numerous big clubs around Europe being linked with the £30 million man. The article quotes Real Madrid, Barcelona and AC Milan as interested parties, which is, admittedly, very hard to believe.

Despite this, regardless of whichever clubs come in for the wide-man, many football news outlets across Europe seem to agree that Moussa Sissoko will not be a Spurs play by the start of the new season. News I’m sure is welcomed by most Spurs fans. What are your thoughts?

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