On Friday evening, Moussa Sissoko has issued a personal message to the Newcastle supporters he has left behind.
Newcastle fans will be both bewildered and have steam coming out of their ears, as they read Moussa’s take on his departure.
The now Tottenham player starting his message ‘With all my heart…’
Moussa Sissoko says ‘While I know that this decision (to join Tottenham) can make sad or disappointed Newcastle fans’, can he really not know that the overwhelming majority of Newcastle supporters were cheering his departure?
He talks of how in these past three and a half years the warmth from NUFC fans ‘has often warmed my heart while I was far from my friends and my family.
He says this despite having spent the majority of the time trying to leave St James Park!
Have a read, it is a classic.
Moussa Sissoko personal message to Newcastle fans via Twitter:
‘With all my heart…
As you know, a new adventure begins for me.
Despite the difficulties, I decided to join the Tottenham club. This choice was a necessity and I needed a new challenge.
While I know that this decision can make sad or disappointed Newcastle fans, I want them to know that I will never forget. I’ve always played with heart for them and the club.
I’ve enjoyed the atmosphere of St James’ Park. I’ve liked living in Newcastle and I’ve found a warmth that contrasted with the cold of this English north.
This heat around the club, initiated by the fans, has often warmed my heart while I was far from my friends and my family.
There were good and bad times.
Relegation was clearly an emotional pain for the whole city. But the heart of this city beats for this club and I have no doubt it will come back very quickly to the top level. It deserves it.
This heart I felt it beat, scold, laugh, love and hate. But it is brave and warm. Personally, my three years at Newcastle will remain unforgettable. I will never forget it. And it will forever be in my heart and a part of me.
Thank you all!
(Read what Tottenham fans have had to say about their new player HERE)