It is a week now since Moussa Sissoko made his declaration that he had to leave Newcastle because they were now no fit place for his ambitions, what with him being one of the best players in the World and all that.
In that past week, he has been ridiculed after saying he aspired to play for the ‘biggest clubs in Europe’.
Moussa Sissoko going on to say that ideally he wanted to continue playing in England and at a team that could offer him Champions League football.
Well, he could be just on the way to fulfilling his dreams at a club that could be perfect for him.
The local media in the West Midlands have revealed that West Brom are interested in signing the Newcastle midfielder.
The Birmingham Mail saying that their information is that West Brom have definite interest in the player but accept that it may be difficult to land Moussa Sissoko because of the other clubs (ED: Hull, Bournemouth, Middlesbrough?) that could be in for the player.
They might not be able to offer Champions League football at the minute, or for that matter (outside of West Bromwich) be considered one of the ‘biggest clubs in Europe’ but they are certainly the biggest club in the West Midlands now…something that may soothe Sissoko’s ego.
As for the fee, last summer West Brom paid a record £12m for Salomon Rondon and so with the new extra tens of millions of TV cash to play with this summer, there is no reason why the Baggies couldn’t put in a credible bid.
Something for Moussa Sissoko to consider anyway, whilst he is waiting for Real Madrid, Arsenal and Bayern Munich to firm up their interest…
Moussa Sissoko 7 June 2015:
“I grieve for me, for the club, for my family and many other people. Now it is for me to look ahead.
“It is flattering that a coach like him, a great coach, wants to keep me, but I think he knows that I get to a level where playing in the Championship would be difficult for me. I must continue my development.
“I aspire to play for the biggest clubs in Europe and continue to be in the France team. I think he understands.. I think he knows what I want, where I want to go. So I hope there will be no problem for me to find my happiness at another club.
“I gave everything there (Newcastle) for three years. I hope that today they will be smart enough to understand that to continue my development, I need to keep playing at the highest level – through another club. As I want to stay in the France team I could not stay in the Championship. There will be discussions. I hope they will go in my favour. I want to leave.
“I want to continue my career in England, at a club that plays in the Champions League, because I think the English league is the championship that best fits my style of play.
“My advisers and I will listen to everything. We will take the best decision together.”