According to the print edition of French publication L’Equipe (as relayed by Sport Witness), Moussa Sissoko has known for a long time that new Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo does not see him as a first-team regular.
Sissoko was not named in the matchday squad by Nuno in his first competitive game in charge against Manchester City on Sunday.
The midfielder also did not travel to Portugal with the Spurs squad for their Europa Conference League playoff against Pacos De Ferreira
The Frenchman was reportedly in talks with an overseas club regarding a transfer earlier this month but a move has not materialised so far.
L’Equipe have now shed more light on Sissoko’s predicament by revealing that the 31-year-old has understood ‘for several weeks’ that he will not have an important part to play at Tottenham under the new regime.
The Les Blues star is allegedly aware that he is at a ‘pivotal moment’ in his career, with his options now being limited.
The report adds that Sissoko has had enquiries from the Middle Eastern clubs but he doesn’t favour a move there.
It is stated that the former Newcastle man could thus stay put at Spurs and battle it out for game time next season.
L’Equipe also touch on Ndombele’s future, claiming Tottenham could cash in on the 24-year-old if ‘an opportunity presents itself’ over the next two weeks.
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Sissoko’s wages might be the issue that is holding up a potential transfer. Unless the Frenchman agrees to go the MLS or the Middle East (like Alderweireld), he would likely need to take a pay cut in order to seal a move away from Spurs.
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