Moussa Sissoko is looking an ever slightly more pathetic figure with each passing day.

It is now around two years since he first declared that he saw himself aspiring to better than Newcastle and now it is over two months since he really burnt all bridges, declaring that there was no way he was hanging around St James Park after being a major factor in the relegation.

In his latest interview, this time with BBC World Service, Moussa Sissoko has stated ‘I hope Real Madrid will come for me, I’m still waiting…’

He sounds very much like a teenage lad who has been pranked, believing he is destined for a date with a girl well out of his league…yet still standing waiting some hours (in Moussa’s case, months!) after the planned assignation.

In his permanently deluded state, Sissoko continues to believe, that he can eventually make Newcastle fans understand that what he is doing isn’t the equivalent of a rat jumping a (partially) sinking ship.

The Frenchman telling fans ‘I gave everything for this club (Newcastle)’…well quite frankly if the last couple of years have seen Moussa giving ‘everything’, then he will be waiting forever for any decent club to take him off Newcastle’s hands.

He talks about ‘I have spent a lot of time here…’ as though he has done all Newcastle fans a favour, instead of the reality which is someone earning millions whilst putting in regular half-hearted shifts in return.

Let’s all just hope that Real Madrid are as deluded as Moussa Sissoko and turn up with the £35m that will make everybody happy, nobody more so than the Newcastle United fanbase.

Moussa Sissoko speaking to the BBC World Service:

“I hope Real Madrid will come for me, I’m still waiting…

“If Real Madrid are interested in you then of course you will be happy, but right now I am still a Newcastle player.

“I spent three and a half years here. I gave everything for this club and I want to play some big games. For that I need to go somewhere else.

“I want to play in the Premier League, I want to play for a big club who can get into the Champions League. That is why I said I want to leave this year.

“I have spent a lot of time here and now it’s time to look forward. The fans need to understand my situation, I hope they will and that everything will be OK.”