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Roma are eyeing a move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko, per Leggo.
The report states that the Serie A club are keen to recruit a new central midfielder and are seeking to complete a deal for Jordan Veretout, the Fiorentina ace.
However, Franco Baldini, the former Spurs Director of Football, is said to have suggested Sissoko as an alternative.
Nevertheless, Leggo report that the club remain hopeful of securing Veretout’s signature by Wednesday.
Sissoko, then, appears to be very much the back-up option.
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Good luck extricating Sissoko from Spurs.
He enjoyed perhaps the best season of his career in 2018/19, playing a key role in midfield as Mauricio Pochettino’s men reached the Champions League final and finished in the top four.
He cost the club £30m when he joined from Newcastle United and, while he was a figure of fun at the beginning of his Tottenham career, he has blossomed into one of the most crucial figures in the squad.
Indeed, Sissoko made a total of 44 appearances for Spurs last season.
With Daniel Levy’s fierce negotiating skills and Sissoko’s importance to the club, this feels like a remarkably optimistic strategy from Roma.
They had better hope they get Veretout; there appears precious little chance of luring Sissoko to Italy.