Having signed from Ligue 1 Toulouse back in January 2013, Moussa Sissoko enjoyed a rather mixed career at Newcastle.
The powerful Frenchman showed glimpses of being a truly dominant central midfielder, and there were some comparisons to Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira for some of his marauding displays.
Following the Magpies’ relegation, Sissoko joined Tottenham on deadline day in 2016, but has struggled to really establish himself in Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team.
The 30-year-old played for Spurs in the north London derby against Arsenal on Sunday and would have hoped to put on a good show, but ended up having a miserable afternoon.
After seeing Sissoko’s performance, Newcastle fans flooded to Twitter to share their thoughts on their former charge.
Many supporters of the Tyneside club questioned how they had managed to fleece Spurs out of £30m for him, and insisted it was “daylight robbery”.
Some Magpies fans suggested the 30-year-old has gotten even worse in his time in north London, and claimed it is a “mystery” that he is still in Pochettino’s squad.
Check out some of the savage reaction of Newcastle fans below:
Honestly though, how did we get £30m for Sissoko? The man hasn’t got a single technical skill.
— NUFCfans․com (@nufcfans) 1 September 2019
He is good at running with the ball but when it comes to shooting or passing he is league one standard.
— Angel (@01dunnn) 1 September 2019
He’s actually gotten worse. Used to atlesst score the odd screamer for us
— colin oliver (@100Magpie) 1 September 2019
— Jason Miller (@rough_justice76) 1 September 2019
It’s a mystery how he’s lasted so long at Spurs
— dspug (@DspugPSN) 1 September 2019
I agree it was day light robbery sissoko is worth about 3 quid.
— thereal andrew young (@temperamentalan) 1 September 2019
Spot on. He has no football brain.
— Ian (@ianyoung935) 2 September 2019
Sissoko couldn’t finish a Capri Sun.
— Dobby Solano (@DobbySolanoNUFC) 1 September 2019
Spurs paid £30 million pounds for Sissoko #nufc
— Andrew (@1892af1892) 1 September 2019