The Moussa Sissoko circus continues, almost three months (or is it three years?) of trying to leave Newcastle United it appears that the French international ended up with two Premier League clubs to choose from.
With a few hours remaining of the transfer window, Sky Sports reported that Sissoko was set to join Everton after the scousers agreed a £30m deal with Newcastle.
However, Sky have now reported that Tottenham have matched that £30m offer.
That closely followed by RMC in France reporting that Moussa Sissoko has now signed for Spurs on a five year deal.
Earlier on Wednesday, The Telegraph said that their inside source at Newcastle had told them that the club were prepared to take a £30m fee in up to five instalments to help a deal happen.
Moussa Sissoko speaking to Foot Mercato 7 June 2016:
“That (Sissoko’s preferred destination) I keep to myself (laughs). There are discussions to be had and I just hope to find the best club for me, where I can develop myself as much as possible. As I said, Newcastle must accept my choice. I want to continue to progress, playing very high level, to continue playing for France. Being in Newcastle, it would be complicated, I think.
“It (rumours of Arsenal interest) is very flattering. Arsenal is one of the best European clubs. It’s good to know. I hope I will have a chance soon to play in this club or similar club …
“It’s a very big European club. I think few people would refuse to play in this club there. Everyone knows, I have often said when I was young, my heart was with Arsenal, because there were a lot of French players that have been there as Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Sylvain Wiltord, Patrick Vieira who was my idol … The beautiful Arsenal.