Newcastle United fans were beginning to think we would be stuck with Le Sulk, as one by one none of the clubs listed by him as his “dream” – Arsenal, Real Madrid, Manchester United – came forward during the summer transfer window.
To be fair, there was no evidence whatsoever that any of his dream teams were in the least bit interested.
And who can blame them?
The best part of 52,000 geordie fans aren’t wrong. They cite the fact that this player regularly failed to put in a shift for the club and seemed to go missing when the going got tough.
The majority of United fans just wanted rid.
We were, however, somewhat amazed that the United heirarchy thought somebody somewhere would come up with £30M for him.
This was the hiked price after he put in a decent performance in a game and a half for France.
And they were right – somebody has come forward. In fact two clubs did yesterday.
But only one club could be “lucky” enough to eventually sign him.
And we now know that the “lucky” club is Tottenham Hotspur.
Before I say any more – can I just quickly and categorically say “no refunds are available” – he’s yours, don’t ever contact us again!
To be fair, Sissoko’s apparently bloated ego was the driver behind him wanting to go to a “big club”.
However, he’s had to settle for Tottenham, as none of the “big clubs” wanted him.
How he will settle at Tottenham is anyone’s guess after previously pledging his love for their local “big club” Arsenal.
In June, he said“Everyone knows, I often said it when I was young, Arsenal is the club of my heart, because there were quite a few French players there like Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Sylvain Wiltord, Patrick Vieira who was my idol…
“The beautiful Arsenal. We will see.”
However, none of this is our problem!
Cha-ching! 30 million smackers!
To be fair to Tottenham, they’ve bought themselves a player who has the incredible ability to run around the pitch, both up and down and also across it.
And of course, there’s also his uncanny knack of being able to shoot straight at goalkeepers or miss the target by miles. Not many other players can do that – consistently.
Good luck with that!
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