In Focus: Tottenham unlikely to get their £30m back on Sissoko in January

According to reports in The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly willing to listen to offers of £30m for midfielder Moussa Sissoko during the January transfer window.

What’s the word, then?

Well, The Mirror says that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino would be willing to offload the France international if an acceptable offer came in, with the midfielder failing to make a real impact with the north London outfit after joining them from Newcastle United in a £30m deal in 2016.

The Mirror also says that Tottenham were keen to sell him in the summer, but a move away failed to materialise with no club willing to meet the Premier League side’s valuation of the 28-year-old.

How has Sissoko done this season?

While the Frenchman has never been a regular in the Spurs starting line-up since joining the club, he often comes off of the substitutes’ bench and it has been no different this term.

The midfielder has made 29 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals and providing a further two assists.

That said, Sissoko has started four of Tottenham’s Champions League matches and 11 in the Premier League in the absence of Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele through injury, although that wouldn’t have been the case if those two were fit all season.

Will anyone offer £30m for him?

It seems unlikely.

Considering Tottenham signed him for £30m and he has struggled to make an impact, it seems unlikely that any club will give them their money back for the 28-year-old, unless a club like Paris Saint-Germain want to bring him back to France.

What’s the verdict, then?

Well, Tottenham are obviously happy to keep Sissoko this month unless they get £30m for him, but they may have to lower their asking price if they still want to move the Frenchman on in the summer even though he still has three-and-a-half years left on his contract.