Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko has revealed that playing for Manchester United would be the fulfilment of a “dream”.
The Frenchman, who was a part of the Magpies side that slumped to relegation last term, remains at St James’ Park, but there has been no shortage of speculation surrounding his future in recent weeks.
And speaking amid talk of Paul Pogba’s seemingly imminent world-record move to Old Trafford from Juventus, Sissoko has revealed that following his compatriot to Manchester would be a “dream”:
“Who would not be flattered by the interest of one of the best clubs in the world, if not the best?” he told L’Equipe (via 90min).
”It’s simple when you are young and you start playing football, your dream is to become a professional and play for a club like Real Madrid or Manchester United.
“Today I worked my way up. Everything goes well and if a club like Real comes to me it will be something huge.”
Sissoko, who started for France in their EURO 2016 Final loss to Portugal, has been valued at £35m by Newcastle, despite their presence in the Championship.
Although his work-rate was questioned last season, the 26-year-old has long been lauded for his energy and physicality in midfield, while his ability to play centrally or on the right flank has also been praised.