Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for Newcastle United’s Moussa Sissoko and now the player has spoken about his future.
Telling Telefoot in France [via @GFN_News]
“My dream is to go to a big club. Arsenal has always been the club of my heart.
“The transfer window is open, I know that I could leave at any moment, but I am not thinking about it.”
However, just two days ago he tweeted
I’m a professional player and I stay focused on my team NUFC #DontListenToRumours
— MS 7 (@ms_sissoko) January 9, 2015
It had been claimed that the midfielder was close to a move to PSG and it is thought that the 25-year-old could be available for around £16m [source various UK tabloids].
With no manager in place after Alan Pardew departed for Crystal Palace it’s hard to know what will happen with this story.
No doubt the hierarchy at Newcastle will want to wait and see what new manager they bring in and his thoughts on the squad but then again – can Mike Ashley’s actions ever be predicted, especially when there is a lot of money involved?
Sissoko arrived at Newcastle just under a year ago from Toulouse on a six-and-a-half-year deal meaning that he still has five-and-a-half left. Transfers in January are never cheap at the best of times, let alone when the player has so much time left on his contract.
Will Arsenal move for him?
It’s hard to say as we know Arsenal keep their cards as close to their chest as possible.
If a move does happen, I can’t see it being done before the final few days of the window.