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Aurier & Sissoko Happy At Spurs

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Aurier and Sissoko Happy At Spurs


Tottenham Hotspur right-back Serge Aurier and midfielder Moussa Sissoko have been talking to Canal Football Club and Aurier has suggested he wants to stay at Spurs.

“In football things can happen very quickly. For the moment I do not desire to leave Tottenham. For the moment, I am very happy. This season I have been interrupted by injury more than anything else, but life is like that."

He talked about fighting his way into the starting eleven.

"I will have to see what will happen. We have done a good season and we are in the Champions’ League final, we are going to enjoy that, see how it goes and next year, my season is not finished, I still have an Africa Cup of Nations too.”


Fellow Frenchman Moussa Sissoko told the channel that everything was going well at Tottenham but if Pochettino left things could change. He wasn't suggesting that was likely, just that nobody ever knows anything in the football business.

“Today I feel good over there, this year everything is going well for me. I am still under contract with them so all is good. But as he (Serge Aurier) said, and you know it better than me, anything can happen in football very quickly.

"Not necessarily, I don’t know. At the end of the season, it could be that they have a new project, that a new coach comes, and he doesn’t count on me, he wants to sell me. Many different things could happen. But for the moment I feel good there, I am happy there. And in my head I have no thoughts of leaving."


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Sissoko confusion

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Fanatik in Turkey say Moussa Sissoko, who has just been left out of the French squad, flew to Turkey yesterday on a private jet, while outlet GoalBien suggest he’s set to complete his medical and formalities ahead of the proposed transfer.

The Turkish press are none too reliable and players are frequently on the verge of signing when in fact they are nowhere near it. We do know that Trabzonspor do want to take him on loan and it has been suggested that they will pay him around £3.22 million (€3.5m - AUS$5.22m - US$4.13m) wages which equates to £61,907-a-week (€67,308 - AUS$100,430 - US$79,373).

That doesn't cover his wages and is presumably what the Turkish side would like, as opposed to what may actually happen. The Turkish press often state their wage offer as what the player will be receiving when it is in fact what they would lkike him to receive, two different things altogether.

The suggestion was that they wouldn't pay a loan fee, yet other reports, also from Turkey suggest a loan fee of £2.76 million (€3m - AUS$4.48m - US$3.54m) while earlier reports suggested a loan fee of £4.61 million (€5m - AUS$7.46m - US$5.9m).

talkSPORT claim he is flying out for a medical, no doubt just reporting these reports from Turkey, yet one of their broadcasters Tweets that he has been told Sissoko is close to joining Italian giants Juventus, no doubt just repeating a non-detailed suggestion from the Italian press.

Nobody seems to know what is happening with him. he has started a game for us and has provided experienced cover at the start of the season, but as he has an almost non-existent relationship with Mauricio Pochettino, he isn't going to stay at the club in World Cup year you would think.

Sissoko has been told by French national manager Didier Deschamps that he needs to be playing regular football to be picked for the World Cup and leaving him out of the French squad for the next international break is a reminder of that.

If we cant sell him permanently, as we wish to do, then a loan deal with an option to buy might be our only option and Trabzonspur might be his only option.

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Sissoko going to Juventus and Trabzonspor according to talkSPORT!

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As expected and as assured by Pochettino, Tottenham have sprung into life now the pressure is on other clubs to sell players at sensible prices and that pressure is on players to sort their future's out when they have been waiting on other clubs.

Davinson Sanchez has arrived, Serge Aurier we all know about, plane tickets have been sent for Juan Foyth, Kyle Walker-Peters has been tied to a new contract, as has Josh Onomah and Paulo Gazziniga has been signed to cover for Michel Vorm should Hugfo Lloris suffer an injury.

The Trabzonspor chairman flew to London to try and convince Spurs to let Moussa Sissoko join them on loan with an option to buy clause amid rumours that Juventus have come in for the French international.

I see talkSPORT are suggesting that a deal with Juventus could be completed in the next 24 hours.

Told by a good source tonight that Moussa Sissoko's transfer from Tottenham to Juventus should be done in the next 24 hours

Mr Peters calls himself a broadcaster, a talkSPORT presenter, match reporter and EFL correspondent on his Twitter profile. Also on talkSPORT is an article telling us Moussa Sissoko is set for a medical for Trabzonspor!

Make your minds up chaps, you can't have it both ways.


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Nuhn, Cancelo, Kondogbia and Sissoko

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Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United sent a scout to watch Ghanaian central defender Kasim Adams Nuhu according to Swiaa newspaper Blick.

Both attended the UEFA Champions League game between Young Boys (Switzerland) and CSKA Moscow (Russia) on August 15. How did Nuhu fare?

The 22-year-old (23 next June) centre-back made his mark, he scored the winner in injury time, unfortunately, for the opposition, CSKA MOscow.

Tottenham target and Portuguese right-back João Cancelo has flown to Italy to undergo a medical and complete his move to Inter Milan. The 23-year-old (24 next May) Valencia man was wanted by Chelsea. 

We were also reported to be interested in 24-year-old (25 next February) French defensive midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, but he is going the other way in the player-plus-cash deal.

Trabzonspor president Muharrem Usta has flown to London again to try to complete the transfer of 28-year-old (29 in August) midfielder Moussa Sissoko. Mauricio Pochettino really needs to complete the signing of Ross Barkley before letting him go and that is waiting on Gylfi Sigurdsson completing his move to Everton.

We still want a permanent deal while the Turkish side want him on loan with an option to buy and have offered a £2.74 million (€3m - AUS$4.45m - US$3.53m) loan fee. That would leave us out of pocket as we would then have to pay Newcastle United another years payment for him.
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Pochettino not letting Sissoko leave

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There would seem to have been a turnaround in the Moussa Sissoko situation. The Trabzonspor president has confirmed that Mauricio Pochettino is not letting him leave Spurs, we haven't been able to secure the alternatives we want to as yet.

They want a loan deal with an option to buy, we want a permanent deal. If we loan him and get him back, we suddenly have a player we have to pay another annual fee for and wages back on our bill. He is also a non-home grown player and those spots are limited in a squad.

That leaves Sissoko in limbo. He has agree terms with Turkish side Trabzonspor but loaning him out would leave us short of experienced cover.

That means Sissoko, in World Cup year, will have to buck his ideas up, stop sulking and produce the goods. His performance against Juventus was encouraging. He looked as though he could be part of the team, if not a major part. Without a new signing, he is going to get plenty of game time.

Sissoko will have had a full pre-season so has no excuses this time around, now he stands or falls through his own efforts. The ball is in his court, he has to now produce on the training ground every day and force Pochettino to pick him regularly.

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DONE DEAL: Sissoko deal agreed Turkish report suggests

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We have tried to flog him to China, Marseille didn't want to pay his wages, nor did Lyon, nor did WBA and now our fingers are crossed that the Turks will cough up the wages he is after. It is unlikely, but then there are tax advantages for millionaires in Turkey if they employ people I believe, so it is possible a deal could be done.

He flew out by private jet and has had talks with Trabzonspur who are a Super Lig side based in the city of Trabzon. They have won 6 Super Lig titles and finished third last season.

It is the Turkish clubs golden anniversary, they were formed in 1967 and a marquee signing may be what they are seeking, even if it is only on loan. The French international and experienced Premier League player. He is seen as a famous star in Turkey write website Gunebakis who report a deal has been agreed.

He met with Trabzonspur President Muharrem Usta in Istanbul are reached agreement with him and his agent Özkan Doğan, who brokered a deal with Spurs for a one-year loan, over personal terms.

I believe Trabzonspur are paying a £5.36 million (€6m - AUS$8.89m - US$7.09m) loan fee. We refused to accept less as we have to pay Newcastle United an annual amount for every year he is on our books.

Naturally, we don't want to be out of pocket and this way his 'annual transfer fee' payment is covered. If we sell him next summer then we won't have to pay any more for him, the annual fee is only payable if he remains a Spurs player.

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Seri, Sissoko, Barkley, Kane, Georgiou vs Roma video

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HITC suggest we should offer Moussa Sissoko as part of a deal for Jean-Michael Seri, a player they might be unable to resist!

Sissoko guy is on £85,000-a-week and won't take a pay drop to leave, are Nice going to offer him that salary, no. End of story, a typical story that doesn't take into account the financial realities of football.

Everton say Ross Barkley is for sale, other reports say Ross Barkley has asked for a move, neither really matter, everyone knows he is leaving and that he wants to come to Tottenham to play under Mauricio Pochettino. Manchester United can be on alert all they like, personally I'm certain he will be a Spurs player by the end of the transfer window.

The comments of Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho demonstrate the stance Tottenham have clearly taken with the players we want to keep, they are not available at any price. You can be sure both clubs have asked about our players and both have received the same response.

“Tottenham is a really good squad if they are able to keep all the players. For me, Kane, now, is one of the best strikers in the world. If I had to buy one striker I would go to Kane. He is a complete striker. 
“He is strong physically, with the ball, without the ball, he fights and he’s strong in the air and acrobatic on the right and the left. He’s a complete player. He’s one of the top strikers in the world. If you go to buy Kane now it would be at least £100m. At least. For me, if I see this price for a striker I know for sure he’s a big striker.”

Young Anthony Georgiou clearly enjoyed his game against Roma and caught the eye of the commentators and many a spectator.

Happy to have debut last night. Disappointing result but amazing experience ⚽️🇺🇸

The club website report the 20-year-old (21 next February) to be a rapid winger who operates down our left flank. The Lewisham born Cypriot youth international is under contract until 2018 and will no doubt be hoping that this tour convinces the club to offer him an extension, if they already haven't. You can see his individual performance in the video below.

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Transfer talk: Moussa Sissoko

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Moussa Sissoko skipped the US tour since he had 'too much oxygen in his muscles' with Everton, Marseille and Lyon all keen on him. Everton were interested last summer, and the latest reports are they they have asked for a loan move.

Spurs will entertain a loan move with an option to purchase and consider a pay-off to remove his wages from our books. Every effort will be made to find him a home. he wants to stay in the Premier League, no doubt because of the wages he can earn there.

The Frenchman is refusing to take a wage cut to play football in France so his decisions do seem to be money orientated. that would explain why he has failed at Spurs where improving yourself as a player has to be the driving force, not how much can I earn.

To be at Spurs and to be a success at Spurs, you have to totally buy into what the club is trying to achieve and how we are trying to achieve it, through the improvement and promotion of youth. You have to ant to improve your own game, not meander along doing what you have always done.

It now seems patently obvious to anyone who has watched him, that Sissoko doesn't have the technical ability to play one touch football, or that he isn't mentally in the right place to perform

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Sissoko Today

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It is 6:15 in the morning here with the sun shining and I thought a trawl through Twitter to see what is being said about Moussa Sissoko was the order of the day.

On May 30 I see reports that Moussa Sissoko is apparently urging Spurs not to block a summer exit for him, which is a little strange given the meetings between his representatives and the club to agree an exit strategy for him.

Tottenham want shot of him, he has been a total flop. He didn't buy into the Pochettino way of doing things and didn't want to fight for a place. He seems to be one of these players who believe he has a devine right to a starting spot, a bit like fellow Frenchman Etienne Capoue, who later admitted his mistake.

It is in Spurs interests to do all they can to facilitate his departure and French national boss Didier Deschamps has apparently told him he ought to come back to France to play football ahead of the World Cup in 2018.

We have talk of unnamed Chinese clubs being interested, although I remember other stories suggesting Tottenham had contacted Chinese clubs trying to offload him there, which was never going to happen if he wants to play in the 2018 World Cup in Russia (who should have been stripped of holding it for bribery to get it in the first place).

On 5 June we see a Tweet saying LeJDD claim Marseille will make an opening offer of €£22.03 million (€25m - AUS$37.18m - US$28.02m) for Moussa Sissoko and subsequent reports suggesting Mrseille are almost about to buy him. This is no doubt an embellishment at this stage.

Reports of Manchester United taking an interest are a surprise given he wouldn't be guaranteed a starting spot there. That's OK from man United's point of view but surely not his, unless his ego is talking.

His wages are going to be a problem for Marseille so I don't think they are near to signing him at all. Previous reports suggest he wants to stay in the Premier League in which case he is going to keep his options open and hope a club is going to come close to matching his wage demands.

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Sissoko looking for somone else to blame

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If anyone wanted to know why Moussa Sissoko has failed at Tottenham they only have to listen to him speak. Instead of taking responsibility as a winning mentality would, he looks for excuses and wants to blame other people, those are the traits of the non-successful.

Having helped Newcastle United to relegation he joined is on deadline day for an initial fee plus annual payments for each year he remained at Tottenham up to the full extent of his initial 5-year contract. It was clear from the start that he didn't have the technical ability to play our system, his touches were heavy, his control poor. Those are not elements of our system he has to learn, they should be basics h can adapt to. He couldn't.

Fortunately if we sell him this summer and both the club and his representatives have discussed how he can be moved on, then we don't have to pay the remainder of the fee so we don't actually lose the money on him that the lazy press will,no doubt claim.

First he was unfit he said, then he had to learn the system, now it is nobody is talking to him, the reason for that is because everyone decided very early on he wasn't good enough, it's as simple as that.

The very fact that he is on the periphery tells him all he needs to know, the fact there is little communication with Pochettino tells him all he needs to know. he is a bit thick if he can't work it out. Pochettino told him earlier in the season his training wasn't good enough and that he had to work harder. If he had done so then there would be more communication, clearly he hasn't and has thus been pushed aside.

WE know that is how h operates with Southampton players saying the same. You don't waste your time on players you don't want or players who don't show the commitment they need to.

I have to hold my hand up and say he is a player, as a central midfielder, that I wanted us to buy for £25 million maximum at the beginning of the window. I got that one wrong.

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Interest in Sissoko isn't daft

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Spanish weekly sports magazine Don Balon are reporting that Barcelona are taking an interest in Tottenham Hotspur flop Moussa Sissoko.

They also suggest that Real Madrid and AC Milan are interested, while we know PSG and Marseille have been linked with a move for him also.

He hasn't been a success at Tottenham but that doesn't mean he is a bad player. He has shown for France that he can play at the top level. As ever motivation matters and he has no motivation at Tottenham, knowing he is leaving in the summer.

While some may ridicule interest from the world's top clubs I can see that he could be a bench warmer and do a job for them. It does appear to lack the technical ability you would have thought he would nee,d in Spain particularly.

Sissoko started for Spurs last night and despite an excellent display from the other ten, match commentator for Sky Sports Martin Tyler pointed out that he didn't really contribute and that he looked to be totally lacking in confidence.

A new club and new surrounding might give him the motivation he seems to be lacking.

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Sissoko to Newcatle would be goof for Spurs

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An interesting article from Italy (Calciomercato) suggests Newcastle United are interested in re-signing French international midfielder Moussa Sissoko.

Now that would suit us, we could charge them his initial transfer fee which would mean he wouldn't have cost us anything.

Sissoko has been a flop since he joined us and we will no doubt be glad to get his wages off the bill considering he isn't earning them. His performances in training haven't been to the standard we expect, Pochettino has publicly told us that.

Of course people have already started to talk about a cut-price deal, but that assumes a £30 million transfer to Tottenham, which we now know isn't accurate. I'd expect us to be looking for £17-18 million although I wouldn't be surprised if we were asking £20 million. However we do need him off the books so we can not price him out of a move. His transfer fee will be agreed in consultation with his agent who will know what clubs are prepared to pay in order to acquire his services.

It is in our best interest to help his agent in any way we can, but we will be wanting to cover our costs. PSG could be interested because he is French, but few Italian teams would afford his wages so a Premier League stay looks more likely.

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Sissoko talks

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As readers know, the agents of Moussa Sissoko have had meeting with Tottenham Hotspur officials to try and agree an exit strategy for the Frenchman that suits all parties.

The deal we bought him on was simple, pay an upfront fee and an additional fee for every season he remains at the club, NOT an instalment fee. As ever the largest figure was reported, that being £30 million if and only if you stayed for the duration of the contract he signed.

He isn't going to stay, he has been a total flop who doesn't appear to have bought into what Mauricio Pochettino is doing and hasn't trained as we now expect players to train. Why has he been getting minutes if he isn't performing you might ask. We he is in the shop window,not for what he is doing but to remind people he is available I would suggest. He is rarely brought on where he can affect a result.

A report from France (Le10 Sport)seems to indicate that that exit strategy is going ahead with a meeting between Marseille ambassador Basile Boli believed to have held talks with Sissoko during the recent 0-0 Ligue 1 draw with Toulouse on 9 April.

It was merely preliminary talks to see if Sissoko would be interested in joining them and no doubt what sort of terms he would want.

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Spurs flop tracked by AC Milan, Juventus, PSG, Everton, Palace and Marseille

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It's music to all Spurs fans ears, another club in interested in Moussa Sissoko. Crystal Palace have been mentioned, Ronald Koeman clearly wanted him at Everton so is likely to come looking in the summer, PSG have been mentioned and with him being French he'd help their home grown quota in much the same way Benjamin Stambouli did, Italian sides AC Milan and Juventus, now Marseille has been suggested as a destination.

A report in Italian news outlet TMW suggests that Olympique Marseille has 100 million euros (£84.87m - AUS$141.49m - US$106.04m) to invest and want to bring 27-year-old (28 in august) French international midfielder Moussa Sissoko back to Ligue 1.

Also on their shopping list are Arsenal pair 31-year-old (32 in September) French international centre-back and vice-captain Laurent Koscielny together with 30-year-old (31 in September) French international striker Olivier Giroud.

Sissoko has a contract with us until June 2021 but as we only pay a fee for each year we keep him in addition to the initial up-front fee his departure looks certain, especially as meeting are planned between his agent and the club to agree on an exit strategy.

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Who in their right mind would keep Sissoko?

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Soccer Souls have shown their complete lack of understanding of the game again by suggesting that Mauricio Pochettino should give more chances to Moussa Sissoko, who clearly doesn't want to be at Spurs, Vincent Janssen, who started against Watford and missed an absolute sitter and Georges-Kevin N'Koudou who isn't good enough for a team in second place in the Premier League.

Why would you want to weaken your team by picking Moussa Sissoko, who has offered virtually nothing and whose agent is to have talks with the club to devise an exit strategy for his client? There is absolutely no point in trying to develop a player you don't want.

The author suggests Moussa Sissoko DESERVES another year a Tottenham, he or she must be the only person on the planet who does. He hasn't shown the technical skill needed to play our passing game. As we are paying a fee for each season he is with the club it makes far more sense to offload him for £17 million and get our money back. There are better players than him out there.

Vincent Janssen has flopped in the manner in which Roberto Soldado flopped and sentiment has no place in football. The fans like him because he works hard, but the bottom line is it is his job to score goals, that is the criteria he must be judged on. One goal from open play in a season is not a reason to keep a player.

If a player can't show you something in a whole season, then if you want to win trophies you have to send them packing and bring in someone else. Yes they may take time to settle but they can't do worse than offer you no goal threat in the manner than Janssen does.

The third player we bought for the future I'm sure. We knew he wasn't the finished article when we bought him, which could be argued of Janssen too. The website says he is expected to be sent out on loan next season which is complete rubbish. Pochettino doesn't send out first team players he wants on loan, he only sends out those the club can attach a compulsory purchase clause to that gets activated after a set number of games. We loan out players to get rid of them, not to develop them for us.

Pochettino has also made it clear in several press conferences that he feels young players are better served staying at Tottenham to learn his good habits rather than go on loan to another club and pick up their bad habits. That has been the policy since he arrived with youngsters.

Unless he is showing something in training, in which case he would be getting more cameo appearances, then as a coach you have to make a tough call.  The website say N'Koudou will probably come good in the next few years, for which there isn't any evidence.

How long do you wait for a player to improve? We waited 2 season for Lamela to show something and we have hardly seen him this season either. You can't keep too many players like that in the squad.

It is not the role of a football coach to make a success of everybody, only of the team. Sometimes you have to let a player go so he can develop at his own pace elsewhere, even then, as a better player he may still not be good enough to be in a squad challenging for Premier League titles each season.

You have to set a standard and it is up to the player to improve to reach that standard, some simply don't have the internal motivation and drive to be the player we might want them to be. In that case you let them go.

Mentality is everything in top level sport and clogging a squad up with Mr Average players who haven't shown the application needed at the highest level is madness, a road to continued failure.

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Why are Janssen and Sissoko not playing more? Crazy question

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We all know the writers at the Football Transfer Tavern are a joke and know little about the game. Their latest masterpiece is plumbing the depths of idiocy.

They ask why Mauricio Pochettino is not using Vincent Janssen and Moussa Sissoko more!!

Have these guys watched any Spurs football?

Moussa Sissoko clearly doesn't like it at Spurs and his head isn't focussed on producing his best. He came on after 29 minutes when harry Winks was injured and was bloody awful once again. He simply doesn't have the technical ability to play one touch football. His first touch is clumsy and heavy, his passing isn't accurate and isn't at the right pace. His head is not totally focussed on what Pochettino wants so he isn't the player he could be.

Vincent Janssen has little confidence, he works his socks off and does all his work holding the ball up with his back to goal, rarely does he get in a position to score with the ball at his feet. Teammates don't find him because they don't have enough confidence in him, they look for another option. Son Heung-min has better movement off the ball and gets chances, Janssen has the same opportunity to make runs but they are not of the same quality as Son, thus Son plays and Janssen doesn't.

As I pointed out before the international break, Son will come back tired and need a rest, which is the only reason Janssen started yesterday instead of Son.

Both don't play more because both aren't good enough. Janssen is young and could turn it around, this is only his second season in top division football (one season Eredivisie, one season premier League) but Sissoko is at an age where he doesn't want to be changing his game.

Will both be gone in the summer or just Sissoko?

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Sissoko to be sold for £20m this summer

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Moussa Sissoko has not been a success at Tottenham and has problems with Mauricio Pochettino, which basically means he has not bought into the Pochettino philosophy of the way things must be done.

How you train and your attitude if you are not a first choice selection, is not up for discussion. You knuckle down in training, give it your best and try to improve your game every day. The more knowledge you gain about a system, the more you understand off the ball movement the better you will be as a player.

French publication L'Equipe have suggested that Tottenham will sell the Frenchman for £20 million (€23.23m - AUS$32.81m - US$25.05m) this summer, which due to the structure of the transfer fee with Newcastle United will not be a loss.

Getting our money back on someone who will be 28-years-old in August and who has been so so poor, so consistently would be a fine piece of transfer business. I'm amazed we haven't heard Everton being linked for the last month or so.

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Problems with Pochettino mean Sissoko will leave

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His problems with Mauricio Pochettino make summer signing Moussa Sissoko looks certain to leave Spurs in the summer

French coach Didier Deschamps told L’Equipe that Moussa Sissoko might have a problem with Mauricio Pochettino.

“He is playing very little. It is likely [there’s a problem with Pochettino], but I don’t want to get into the debate. His late transfer meant that he started the journey without the preparation.”

This rather suggest that Moussa Sissoko has a mentality issue, it perhaps suggests that he thinks he should be guaranteed a place in whatever team he is playing for, as was the case at Newcastle United. By guaranteed a place I mean an automatic selection before anyone starts talking contracts.

It sounds like the big fish in a little pond syndrome, some players prefer that and can't perform consistently when  they are just one of a number of talented players. That certainly seems to be the case with Sissoko at Spurs.

Didier Deschamps will know the situation at Spurs, he will have discussed it with Sissoko so if he suggests there is a problem, then there undoubtedly is. It would seem then that Sissoko has not bought into the Pochettino philosophy, which adds fuel to the flames suggesting he will be leaving in the summer.

If that is the case he won't be missed, whatever he goes on to do.

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Sissoko - My future is at Spurs

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There has been plenty of speculation about summer signing Moussa Sissoko who hasn't impressed the Spurs faithful and has been told by Mauricio Pochettino that he must improve if he wants to be a part of the team.

We play him out of position on the wide right and swap him over wings during games. I have long said it takes players time to adapt because of the fitness levels required and the style of our play. Some take longer than others, some can't adapt.

Will the former Newcastle United man be sold in the summer, the fans might think so but Sissoko suggests he wants to stay at Tottenham in an interview with beIN Sport:

“My future is at Tottenham and I am trying to give my best here. It is my first season and I am trying to learn because it is a new style of football, a new team and a style of play that is completely different to what I had in the past.”

I see some are reporting this as a blow to AC Milan, but it reality it doesn't make a blind bit of difference to them. We are still in a season and no player is going to suddenly turn around and say he doesn't want to be here. It is just PR to say I'm committed and want to achieve success here, Vincent Janssen basically said the same thing recently.

AC Milan are not the club they once were. They were the top club in Italy, but Juventus have taken that mantle and AC Milan have simply been a mid-table club. Although they have new owners with ambition, they can only really offer a project and regular football, if selected.

The can't currently offer UEFA Champions League football, they were last in the competition in 2013/14 so there is a league Sissoko knows, a wage and a level of football he won't get in Italy.

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Is Sissoko criticising Pochettino

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Listening to the commentary last night former players were reading between the lines of previous Pochettino quotes about summer signing Moussa Sissoko. They were suggesting that the Argentinian had not been impressed with the attitude of the Frenchman, nor the effort he was putting in on the training field.

One has to ask if he is one of these players who feel he has a divine right to a place in a side, much the same as fellow Frenchman Etienne Capoue who was shunted out of White Hart Lane and recently admitted it was his attitude that was wrong.

Sissoko gave his explanation for Spurs poor form recently to ESPN FC.

“Everyone knows how we play and they try to give 100 percent against Tottenham. Every team we play has a different style but we have a philosophy of how to play, and we try to do the same philosophy every game. Sometimes it’s working, sometimes it is a little bit harder. 
“We still keep going in that way because that is how we work and how we did well in the past. It’s just a bad moment, but we will come back stronger.”

That, to me, smacks of a player that has not bought into the Pochettino philosophy, it sounds like Younes Kaboul, another player who thought he knew better and disagreed with the managers tactics. He seems to be complaining we play the same way, just as every successful team generally does.

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