I can’t wait to see Sissoko playing alongside Cheick Tiote with Cabaye released to play and create further forward. However, I can already hear pessimists/realists putting two and two together and coming up with Sissoko’s planned arrival this summer equalling the club cashing in on Tiote.
I’ve openly criticised Ashley & Lambias and Pardew over the last 5 months but fair play to Ashley; he came to a decision, picked up the dice, went through his lucky shake routine and he’s now delivered a pool of players that adds significant quality to the squad
Sissoko “Newcastle is a great club even if currently it is in a somewhat complicated situation. I think it is linked to physical problems (injuries). They have done a good recruitment. I hope that we with succeed in having a good end of season and finish as high as possible”.
Sissoko; “I have heard lots about how fantastic the Newcastle supporters are and cannot wait to get started. I am rising to a new challenge by coming here and want to firstly help the team improve this season and then progress after that.”
‘All the club wishes him (Moussa Sissoko) continued success in his career’. While all of the signings look as though they can add something to the squad, in the final analysis I think the capture of Sissoko may well be the pick so far.
There is also the President of Toulouse saying that he wants Sissoko to remember his nurturing club and stay with them until June and to accept an improve offer for him to stay until the end of the season rather than leave now.