Why Tottenham need to sell Moussa Sissoko before it's too late

Moussa Sissoko

In his three year career at Tottenham to date, Moussa Sissoko has been better known for being the subject of more punchlines than a mother-in-law over any of his actual football.

Signed for £30 million from then-relegated Newcastle United on a five-year deal in 2016 – structured so that Spurs paid the Magpies £6 million per season – the transfer sparked scenes of jubilation in the North East unseen since Margaret Thatcher died. Although the Frenchman was widely believed to have bought into his own hype and given up on the club, he performed well for France at Euro 2016 to allay some of those fears – but it wasn’t to last long.

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