Tottenham plan to sell off midfield flop to French club

Tottenham Hotspur appear to have found a suitable buyer for Moussa Sissoko as they plan to offload him from their ranks during the summer transfer window.


The France international was a hurried buy for Spurs last summer as they hijacked a £30m deal for Everton to sign him on deadline day. On the back of an impressive Euro 2016, Sissoko would have been the perfect dream signing for the north London club, but the player simply failed to showcase his qualities following his switch from Newcastle United.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has barely put a foot wrong during his managerial reign at Old Trafford, but Sissoko has emerged as a dreadful signing under all conditions after he failed to find the net in 33 outings across all competitions. Many would argue that the Frenchman was not offered ample opportunities on his preferred right wing position, but he still failed to replicate his form whenever offered a place in the starting lineup.

French publication L’Equipe suggests that Sissoko could be offered an escape route to his home nation where he made his name with Toulouse. Marseille have expressed their desire to return to the top with big name signings in the form Dimitri Payet and Patrice Evra last winter, and the club are keen to further strengthen the squad with a host of Premier League-based players.

Arsenal pair Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny, and Crystal Palace’s Yohan Cabaye are topping their summer wish list, but they are nevertheless lining up a move for Sissoko, who is unplayable for the opposition on his day. Marseille are trying to lessen the gap between them, and league champions Monaco and for this, Franck McCourt has backed manager Rudi Garcia with a sizeable transfer kitty. Tottenham spent £30m on the France international during the previous campaign, and they will seek to recover the entire outlay while discussing a transfer agreement with their Ligue 1 counterparts.