Tottenham have reportedly submitted a bid for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko.
The French international, who was one of the leading lights for his country at EURO 2016, wants to leave his current club for top tier football and Tottenham are the latest in a long line of clubs to show an interest, according to a variety of news outlets.
The Daily Mirror states:
Tottenham submit cut-price offer for wantaway Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko
That offer is reckoned to be around half of the £35m that Newcastle want for the 27-year-old.
Sissoko is a player who draws polemic opinions. Some believe he lacks top level technique but he’s played 44 times for France, a nation which prides itself on artful football.
And TFF thinks that he is a very good Premier League player who can bring yet more drive and power to Tottenham. Quite where he would play in a team which now boasts Victor Wanyama, Eric Dier and Dembele is open to debate. There is a feeling that Spurs could still use some more width in their squad but if a deal can be done for Sissoko, TFF thinks it would represent good business.
TFF does feel that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will be busy today. The way we view it the managers who are left haggling on deadline day haven’t had perfect windows as the ideal scenario would surely be to have the business done early and players assimilated into the squad.
But with prices as they are, perhaps a sense of realism enters the negotiating process as selling clubs realise that it’s now or never to cash in on their assets, and buying clubs push the boat out for crucial additions.