Ligue 1

Midfielder joins the French revolution at Newcastle

It has been a hectic day at the bar and now news is breaking in the Football Transfer Tavern that Ligue 1 side Toulouse have confirmed to Telegraph Sport that Newcastle United have agreed to sign Moussa Sissoko.

The Magpies will pay a bargain £1.8 million to sign the 23-year-old French international subject to a medical after already recruiting compatriots Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Yoan Gouffran and Massadio Haidara this month.

Sissoko was out of contract with the French club this summer and repeatedly expressed a desire to move to St. James’ Park and was suspended by the French club after he declared that he wanted to leave.

It is another blow for Harry Redknapp and QPR who were also chasing the midfielder in their pursuit of Premier League survival and it now brings the grand total of French players in Alan Pardew’s squad to an incredible ten, not to mention the French speaking Papiss Cisse, Mehdi Abeid and Gael Bigirimana.

The French revolution on Tyneside has been one of the major talking points of the January transfer window and the Magpies may look to further bolster their squad in an attempt to move away from the bottom half of the Premier League.

Newcastle fans. Which French arrival are you most excited about? Let us know your thoughts below.

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