It has been one of the more entertaining transfer deadline day sagas. Both Tottenham and Everton were apparently interested in Moussa Sissoko, but eventually it was Spurs who signed the France international.
Very happy to join @SpursOfficial for the next 5 years ! pic.twitter.com/2KLe0Hmd4V
— Moussa Sissoko (@MoussaSissoko) August 31, 2016
And while Moussa may have been delighted, there were many who were definitely not.
That Sissoko deal makes Mane look a bargain at 30 mil
— Bateson87 (@bateson87) August 31, 2016
Can anyone work out how Newcastle commanded these sorts of prices?
Newcastle will receive:
Â£13m for Andros Townsend
Â£25m for Wijnaldum
Â£30m for Sissoko.
Â£68m from players after being relegated.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) August 31, 2016
They’ve certainly done well for a side relegated after such a poor previous season.
When Benitez heard Spurs were willing to pay Â£30m for Sissoko https://t.co/jfSu6jcFWj
— Football Vines (@FootballVines) August 31, 2016
And then there’s the Arsenal problem.
Moussa Sissoko: 'I often said it when I was young, Arsenal is the club of my heart'
Signs for Spurs on #DeadlineDay pic.twitter.com/pdtICkdvcm
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) August 31, 2016
But some fans aren’t bothered and have displayed maturity in the face of Sissoko’s Arsenal comments.
Bergkamp was a Spurs fan as a boy so what, Sissoko said that about arsenal so what?? Who actually cares?
— Kev07 (@kevski07) August 31, 2016
Hey, this might be a great signing! Give the guy some time.
I remain utterly unconvinced of Sissoko and the way that transfer happened. And yet I'm fascinated to see what Pochettino can do with him.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) August 31, 2016
In fact, some might say the Tottenham squad is looking pretty healthy.
Ended up a decent window with that late drama. Kept Son. Potential bench of Vorm, Wimmer, Davies, Wanyama, Sissoko, Son, Janssen ðªð¼
— Anthony Froom (@AnthonyFroom) August 31, 2016
Moussa Sissoko – the stage is yours!