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Contract Mystery Surrounds Moussa Sissoko Leaving Newcastle Story

10 years ago

Latest news is that Moussa Sissoko is now considering his future and said to be ‘open to all proposals’ this summer.

It would be little surprise if one of Newcastle’s few success stories last season was wondering what on earth he has walked into when he signed for Newcastle United.

While the United midfielder still made the France squad for Brazil, the chaotic and unambitious way Mike Ashley runs the club, must make Sissoko think twice about his future.

On top of the overall problems at the club, the French midfielder must also think he could be giving so much more if he had a manager who knew what his best position is.

The doubts over Sissoko’s future have now heightened with his agent Frederic Guerrra making the following comment on Eurosport;

“He has only a year and a half on his contract at Newcastle and we are open to all proposals.”

This is where the story gets a bit more complicated because when Moussa Sissoko moved to Newcastle in January 2013, he signed a six and a half year contract. Even with my limited maths, I know that this ties him up to June 2019 – another five years for him to serve yet.

Unless there is some kind of clause in Sissoko’s contract allowing him to force a move, then it would appear that the contractual route wouldn’t be playing a part in any departure.

What we do know though, is that when players head off for the summer and are with their international teammates for the best part of two months, they are bound to chat about their club situations.

When Sissoko tells his French mates about Newcastle United, I’m sure they will be interested in what he has to say, but not necessarily for the right reasons.

This World Cup may have come at exactly the wrong time for Newcastle United and with our three best outfield players; Sissoko, Tiote and Debuchy, all involved, it could be a nervy three months for Newcastle fans ‘looking forward’ to next season.


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