Moussa Sissoko has said he still dreams of playing for the ‘biggest clubs’ but also claims that he ‘feels good’ at Newcastle and wants to stay.
The Newcastle midfielder was appearing as a guest on L’Equipe du Soir over in France and as usual in interviews in his home country, appears to want it both ways. Saying he’s happy on Tyneside but at the same time seemingly sending out the message that he’d be keen to move if the right offer (club) came in for him.
Sissoko also said that despite media rumours, there was no approach to him from PSG in the January transfer window.
The French international claims that there is everything at St. James’ Park to be successful, but he then adds that he hopes Mike Ashley spends the money this summer on players who can make Newcastle ‘competitive’ this coming season.
“I want to play for the biggest clubs but I feel good in Newcastle.
“I still have a four year contract and yes, I want to stay in Newcastle, I can confirm that. There’s everything there to be successful and I hope the president (Mike Ashley) will recruit the players so that we can be competitive next season.”
Yes, I think I am capable of playing for PSG, though whether I want to or not I don’t know.
“I don’t want to leave the Premier League as it is the one that suits me the best.
“In the last transfer window I learnt like you did, on TV, that PSG were interested in me, but nobody came to see either me or my agent.”
The bottom line surely is that even Moussa Sissoko must have realised that overall, his performances this season are not going to attract the ‘biggest clubs’.
Unless it was in a cut price deal, which isn’t going to happen with the player still having a four year contract under Mike Ashley.
It is a massive season coming up for Moussa Sissoko who turns 26 a week after the new season kicks off.
Despite up and down form this past season, Sissoko remained first choice for his country.
Maybe Newcastle fans can look forward to a much better season from the player, as a big year from him would equal a place in the France team as they host the Euros in summer 2016, PLUS potentially get him that move to a ‘big’ club.
Or there again, maybe ‘President’ Mike Ashley will spend the money this summer to show that Newcastle are, after all, a big club.