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Moussa Sissoko | Midfielder | #17

Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 201

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Moussa Sissoko had a forgettable first season with Tottenham and is now drawing interest this summer from Ligue 1 side Marseille.
This will wind up as a net loss for Tottenham at some point, as Spurs somewhat surprisingly splashed big cash on the French international at the end of last summer's transfer window to the tune of £30million, a figure no doubt inflated by Sissoko's impressive performance in last summer's Euros. With Spurs though, he never made much of an impression. A chance to grab a role in the attacking midfield was blocked by a breakout season for Heung-min Son, who cemented his spot following the long-term injury to Erik Lamela. Central midfield was even tougher to crack, as three very solid option - Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier, were already fighting for two spots. Sissoko's stock may be down, but he could be a nice buy-low impact player for another club this summer. Mon, Jun 12, 2017 04:19:00 AM
Source: Mirror

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Tottenham maintain their unbeaten record on the season but were also held goalless for the first time in league play as they could not find an answer against AFC Bournemouth in a 0-0 final at Vitality Stadium.

Mauricio Pochettino reverted back to Tottenham's more familiar 4-2-3-1 formation, inserting Mousa Dembele alongside Victor Wanyama in the center of the park and Spurs were able to grab league-leading fifth clean sheet despite the absence of Toby Alderweired, mainly due to a fine save by Hugo Lloris early. However, Spurs had disciplinary issues, racking up four yellow cards in the first half and Moussa Sissoko somehow dodged a straight red after swinging an elbow to the face of Harry Arter. Sissoko will very likely face a 3-match ban after the FA review the play in the coming days.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 09:30:00 AM

Summer signing Moussa Sissoko seems certain to miss Tuesdays’ trip to Moscow in the Champions League after he was replaced at the Riverside because of a head injury.

"Moussa is a doubt," said Mauricio Pochettino post-match. "He has….. Yes, yes, a possible concussion." If confirmed, then Sissoko would miss at least one game due to the Football Associations concussion protocol which stipulates ‘the player should not be allowed to play for at least 6 days after the injury.’ Erik Lamela is expected to fill the void having found himself on the fringes of the starting XI in the league, no starts since August, after Heung-Min Son became Pochettino’s go to man following a string of sparkling performances.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 10:28:00 AM

New Tottenham signing Moussa Sissoko insists he is not in peak physical condition following his arrival from Newcastle on deadline day.

Despite awarding himself a ’10 out of 10’ for his European Championship displays, and with no-one seemingly prepared to match Newcastle’s valuation for the frozen out Frenchman, Sissoko appeared destined to remain at St James Park until an eleventh hour bid from Spurs. Last weekends' win at the Bet365 Stadium marked his first competitive minutes of the season and by his admission, Sissoko remains uncertain as to when he will be ready to challenge for a place in the starting XI: "I can't tell you a date when I will be at my peak level, but my fitness is becoming better with every game, and I will work at the training ground to be 100 per cent as soon as possible," he said speaking ahead of the UCL game against Monaco.
Source: The Express
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 07:49:00 AM

Following reports claiming he backed out of an agreed move to Everton, Spurs midfielder Moussa Sissoko said there was never a deal in place.

Everton was set to buy the Newcastle midfielder for a club-record £30 million on deadline day, but Tottenham made a last-ditch effort to sign the French international. Despite reports of the Toffees sending a private jet to pick him up, Sissoko told "L'Equipe" that he was hoping for a move to Spurs all along: "I never went to Everton. It's funny. I was watching TV, and I saw that a deal had been done with Everton and that I had signed for them. But I was in London, waiting to sign my contract [with Spurs]. The main thing is that I signed for the club I wanted to join. Of course I would have liked it to have happened earlier, but now it's done."
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 05:18:00 PM

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle United for a fee of £30 million.

Sissoko had been looking to leave the club since their relegation at the end of last season. Spurs' lack of aggression in attack was clear in their opening games of the season and Mauricio Pochettino has moved to address this after failing to capture Zaha from Crystal Palace earlier in the week. The Argentine will hope that French international Sissoko will bring the necessary pace, power and directness that his team have lack. His attributes should compliment Eriksen, Kane and Lamela well and combine nicely with Dele Alli, who is similar in some aspects. Sissoko's apparent lack of consistent application application while on Tyneside will be a worry far fans. His standing on the touchline and not getting involved will not work in the high intensity Spurs tactics. He will certainly take time to settle in at White Hart Lane, however if he can reach the performance levels he showed at Euro 2016, he will be a fine asset for Spurs.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 08:06:00 PM

Interest by Tottenham in acquiring Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle United appears to be waning as Spurs cannot see eye-to-eye on a financial agreement with the Magpies.

Tottenham are put off by Newcastle's valuation of the French international midfielder, as the Magpies will not accept anything less than £30m for him. They are on the records as saying if no club is willing to pay £30m, Sissoko will be staying put. The link to Tottenham was a hot rumor this deadline day morning but appears to be cooling off, however the deal is not dead in the water. At the start of the summer, Sissoko was thought to be fetching around £16m-20m but Newcastle feel his performance at Euro 2016 has driven up his price tag. Sissoko certainly wants out of St. James' Park, so he still may land somewhere before tonight's deadline.
Source: Daily Mail
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 06:06:00 AM

With Yannick Bolasie off to Everton, Moussa Sissoko has been linked with a move to Crystal Palace as a replacement.

To some extent, Palace has already replaced Bolasie with Andros Townsend. That said, if an agreement can't be reached on one of the center forwards on the market - Christian Benteke, Saido Berahino, or someone like that - then an additional attacking midfielder might be the next best solution for the Eagles to spruce up their attack. Sissoko famously played footsie with Real Madrid earlier in the summer and has made it no secret that he isn't particularly interested in spending a season in the Championship. Whether Palace is his ultimate destination is unclear but it wouldn't be even mildly surprising if he were to move with all the money available in the transfer market.
Source: The Guardian
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 02:45:00 PM

Following an impressive stint at the European championships this summer, Moussa Sissoko is expected to leave Newcastle this summer.

Reports claimed that Newcastle were holding out for £35 million for the Frenchman, whose shining moment came in the final as France's man of the match. But manager Rafa Benitez said there are no plans to sell the versatile midfielder despite Newcastle's relegation: "People are talking about 'this price' or 'this price' but we don't want to sell, so we haven't put any price. We are pleased with him. We know he finished the season in really good form for us - I made him the captain - so I rate him really highly.... We know he has done really well and a lot of people will be talking about him. But we'd like to see him here and that's it."
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Jul 13, 2016 06:28:00 AM

Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko is the subject of interest from West Ham this summer following the Magpies' relegation.

Reports across England suggest Arsenal is also interested in making a bid this summer, although Newcastle want around £20 million for the 26-year-old, who recorded one goal and seven assists in 37 Premier League starts this season. Sissoko was rewarded with a call-up into the French national team for the upcoming European championships in France this summer. Meanwhile, the Magpies are also shopping right-back Daryl Janmaat in order to finance summer moves in their first season back in the Championship.
Source: Telegraph
Mon, May 23, 2016 01:44:00 PM

While Georginio Wijnaldum deservedly grabbed the headlines in Newcastle United's 6-2 win against Norwich City, Moussa Sissoko's performance was an eyebrow-raiser for fantasy managers.

The report on Sissoko from the Chronicle makes a valid point. The midfielder has been asked to move all around the midfield under since the days of Alan Pardew, but his role playing in the middle of the pitch rather than out wide shows evidence of a more positive impact for the club. This was highlighted against the Canaries with the three assists he accrued. Anything goes when Newcastle and Sunderland clash, as they will this weekend, but going forward, Sissoko could start piling up a good share of fantasy points, something he has proven capable of for stretches in the past.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 03:18:00 PM

Steve McClaren has indicated that Moussa Sissoko has "healed well" this week from the groin injury he suffered in Week 2, but cannot declare the midfielder fit quite yet.

In all leagues other than the official game, given that the Magpies have the early Saturday kickoff, you should be able to get a look at team news in the morning and decide what to do with Sissoko if you own him. Even if he does lace the boots, it is a tough fixture and he may only be used for 45-60 minutes, so it would be recommended to go with another option if at all possible.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 10:43:00 AM

Moussa Sissoko will likely miss Week 3 for Newcastle United as he recovers from a groin strain picked up in last weekend's loss to Swansea City.

It is somewhat good news for the Magpies as initial reaction was that it looked to be a serious injury, but now the timetable has been set for two weeks, though Sissoko would like every opportunity to lace his boots this weekend. If you own him in fantasy, plan to be without him for this week and possibly next.
Source: The Mag
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 11:15:00 AM

Newcastle wrapped up a less-than-impressive preseason with a 0-1 loss to Borussia M'gladbach in front of the St. James' faithful.

That makes three losses and a draw in the Magpies' final four friendlies. While the results "don't matter", it cannot help the morale of a club looking to move ahead from their poor showing last season. On a positive note, the defense wasn't a disaster, as McClaren put forth an experienced line of Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor and Massadio Haidara. Fabricio Coloccini is still missing from the squad, continuing the speculation that he is on the verge of an exit. Chancel Mbemba then should have a very good shot at starting Week 1 after getting a run out today. Odds are, he will partner Taylor next weekend. Taylor is looking the only 4.0 defender in FPL that will be in a Week 1 XI.

Mousa Sissoko put up three shots on target versus West Brom this past weekend on the way to 14 fantasy points.

Sissoko was a bright spot for Newcastle, who haven't had many bright spots in recent weeks. No one on Newcastle right now is guaranteed playing time or is playing very well so whether or not he can keep this up is a big question mark, but it was nice to see some energy from a Newcastle player this past weekend. We don't recommend anyone from Newcastle for the rest of the season, but if you're a big fan, Sissoko could be a nice differential option down the stretch.
Thu, May 14, 2015 12:06:00 AM