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Tottenham could still move for £35m-rated midfielder

With less than 48 hours to go until the British transfer window slams shut, the Tottenham faithful here in the Football Transfer Tavern are keen for their side to land at least one more big money signing…

With Mauricio Pochettino’s hopes of signing Wilfred Zaha seemingly decreasing by the hour, it appears that an alternative has been found by the Argentine boss – much to the relief of the Spurs faithful here in the Football Transfer Tavern.

According to the Evening Standard, Tottenham could still move for Newcastle midfield Moussa Sissoko, whom Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly personally sounded out as a target this summer.

The news comes off the back of an impending deal for midfielder Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, whom has been nearing a Tottenham switch for several weeks, and a reported move for Crystal Palace winger Wilfred Zaha that has emerged over the last few days.

With Palace chairman Steve Parish reportedly demanding at least £30m for Zaha; our landlord thinks that Tottenham could be looking at Sissoko as a more worthwhile alternative.

Whilst the Evening Standard add that Newcastle would be unwilling to pay the full £35m, they suggest that recent contact between the clubs over a deal for DeAndre Yedlin might help move discussions along.

Currently training alone at Newcastle, Sissoko has been linked with a number of big money moves this summer and the Newcastle faithful here in the Football Transfer Tavern still expect him to leave before 11:30pm tomorrow.

Sissoko is yet to make an appearance for Newcastle this season, and his spell on Tyneside looks as good as over.

£35 million is definitely a hefty price tag for the forgotten-winger; but what exactly would Spurs be getting for their money in Sissoko?

sissoko whoscored.com

Well, according to the above table – provided by who scored.com – they would be getting a whole lot!

Sissoko has consistently floated around the 7/10 mark for his performances whilst with Newcastle – a stellar record on its own. He is also consistently available, playing nearly every-league game in the past three years.

That sort of reliability is exactly what costs money; and that would definitely explain why Pochettino is so keen on the French midfielder.

Whilst £35m is definately a bit chunk of change; our landlord thinks that Sissoko is worth every penny.

Tottenham fans – would you take Sissoko this summer? Would you prefer Zaha? Newcastle fans – would you let Sissoko go for £35m?

Let us know below!


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