Moussa Sissoko could follow Toby Alderweireld out the exit door at Tottenham Hotspur in this transfer window…
According to The Times, the French midfielder may be the next name to depart North London in favour of a move to Qatar, where his former teammate has just joined Al-Duhail SC for £3m.
It’s not the first time that Sissoko has seen his future thrown into doubt as he revealed that he was open to leaving the Lilywhites during an interview with Foot Mercato (via GFFN) in late May.
Serie A outfit Napoli have also been mooted with interest in recent weeks.
If any team from the Middle East comes forward with an offer, then Nuno Santo and Fabio Paratici must absolutely consider letting the 31-year-old leave as he’s been far from Premier League standard for a while.
After making more than 200 appearances in the Lilywhites shirt, the 71-time French international has shown considerable signs of regression over the last 12 to 18 months in North London, and now appears to be a shadow of his former self.
Sissoko started only 15 matches in the Premier League last season, his lowest since his debut campaign at the club in 2016/17.
As per WhoScored, he averaged 1.4 dribbles per game during the 2019/20 campaign but that halved to 0.7 in 2020/21, whilst similarly, Sissoko’s key passes per game dropped by 0.4 and he also managed far fewer tackles.
This shows that pretty much every aspect of what made him so good – being that box-to-box animal who cost £30m – is now a thing of the past.
Now valued at just £9m by Transfermarkt, Sissoko is amongst the highest earners at the club, raking in around £90k-per-week, according to Sportekz, which is more than first-choice options like Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£65k-per-week) and Sergio Reguilon (£80k-per-week).
It’s time to be ruthless and offload the player who was once described as a “disgrace” for joining Spurs.
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