Tottenham Hotspur spent £30m on Moussa Sissoko last summer after beating Everton to the signing of the France international from Newcastle United.
Sissoko failed to score in 33 appearances for Spurs during the 2016-17 campaign, however, and it had been thought that the midfielder would move on ahead of the new season.
The 28-year-old was named in the starting XI for Tottenham’s Premier League opener against Newcastle on Sunday, however, and played his part in a 2-0 victory for the London club.
It appears that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will give Sissoko another 12 months to impress, although the transfer window is currently still open for business.
On Wednesday, Tottenham’s official Twitter account posted a birthday message for Sissoko, and it was not a surprise when a number of the club’s fans aired their views.
There are some that believe Sissoko should be sold this summer after finding it difficult last season, but there are also plenty that want the midfielder to be given more time.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 16, 2017
Can you show us his best bits?
— Matt (@harrywinksfc) August 16, 2017
Why do so many people give him abuse?
— lily white army (@lilywhite_army) August 16, 2017
It's a shame most Spurs fans don't have the brains to resist the petty abuse, it doesn't help anyone and indirectly lowers his value
— corey (@Fuck4EverEver) August 16, 2017
Happy birthday Moussa, have a great day. Keep working hard, it's the World Cup year. #COYS
— kryptokev (@kevinfds) August 16, 2017
Celebrate it with departing from the club
— Eemil🐧 (@COYSEemil) August 16, 2017
Announce His Release.
— Harsh Mishra-Peters (@HarshM_16) August 16, 2017
— Jonathan O' Neill (@metreman11) August 16, 2017
Clone him instead of signing Aurier.
— Alex (@alex_fussball) August 16, 2017
Happy Birthday Moussa! If you stay I hope you'll work hard on the pitch. World Cup is around the corner & Ousmane Dembele is on your heels.
— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) August 16, 2017
Please be good this season, happy birthday by the way. Wish you all the best and all the luck :))
— Pratama Faizal (@Pratama_Faizal) August 16, 2017