Moussa Sissoko admits he’s grateful to God for the last minute summer switch from Newcastle to Tottenham. The Frenchman made his decisions to leave St. James’ Park soon after the Magpies were relegated from the English Premier League last season.
Image shows Moussa Sissoko in action for Tottenham.
The France international footballer was linked to Arsenal and then Everton, but all the deals fell through, leaving him in despair.
However, luck smiled on the player when Tottenham tabled a £30m contract with a few hours left in last summer’s transfer window.
“Thank God I signed for Tottenham,” he told Fifa.com. “There were talks that started way before and everything happened in the last few hours.”
“I went on holiday, and everyone knew I wanted to leave Newcastle to go to a bigger club, play in the Champions League and compete for titles.”
Sissoko admits he literally begged clubs to take him away from Newcastle, a behavior that angered fans and coach Rafa Benitez.
Image shows Moussa Sissoko in action for France at Euro 2016.
“I would’ve liked for it to be done quicker,” Sissoko said after a successful transfer to Tottenham.
The 27-year-old who was rated among the best players at Euro 2016, added: “I was able to rest a bit still, but psychologically, it drained me a bit.
“I like to have a pre-season with the team because it’s easier to settle.
“Arriving at the end of the window isn’t the same, even if I was lucky to be well received and everything went well.”