Moussa Sissoko’s Deadline-beating move from Newcastle to Spurs last summer was one of the biggest and most divisive stories of the entire transfer window.
With the Magpies relegated and the Frenchman having had a good EURO 2016, the midfielder’s exit was on the cards for some time, but it took right up until the final seconds were being counted down for him to get his move, with the Lilywhites taking a punt on him, leaving the Toffees bitterly disappointed as they were sure they’d pulled off a deal.
And after all of that risk, Sissoko has been a letdown at White Hart Lane, notching up just 1,029 minutes of disappointing action, which has prompted L’Equipe to claim that he is likely to move on this summer.
The French outlet report that unless Mauricio Pochettino leaves (which seems unlikely), the 27-year-old wants out, while alleging that his value has dropped from the €35m (£30.2m) paid for him last year to around €20m (£17.3m) – a huge decline.
And while Spurs fans are, quite rightly, pretty annoyed with the whole saga, Newcastle supporters are having a field day both here in the Transfer Tavern and on Twitter…
Sissoko set to leave Spurs already? You’ve been well and truly trolled Levy. Up the Toon! #NUFC
— Ian Rawlings (@ianrawlingsnufc) March 23, 2017
Sissoko being offloaded by Spurs for £15mill in the summer…. hahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahahhahah thanks for the 30mill
— All NUFC Fans (@All_NUFC_Fans) 23 March 2017
— Ewan Gaffney (@EwanGaffney) 23 March 2017
Sissoko leaving Tottenham in May for £15m. What did we say?????
— Leazeslad (@leazeslad) 23 March 2017
Moussa Sissoko edging towards that dream move to West Ham on a season long loan, I see.
— NUFCThreatLevel (@NUFCThreatLevel) 23 March 2017
What are Spurs fans thoughts on Sissoko now
— Jöe (@LascelIes) 23 March 2017
Sissoko Leaving Spuds Already, Hahahaha !!!
— Sam Chipperfield (@SamChipperfield) 23 March 2017
Although it’s likely tongue in cheek, some are even floating the idea of re-signing him from Spurs…
— The Insider (@theinsidernufc) 23 March 2017
— Andrew McGowan (@McGowan_NUFC) 23 March 2017