Alan Shearer names Tottenham attacker as flop of the season
By Harvey Byrne
Former striker turned pundit Alan Shearer has named Tottenham attacker Moussa Sissoko as the flop of the 2016-17 Premier League campaign.
The 27-year-old Frenchman joined Spurs in the summer from then relegated Newcastle for a massive £30million after impressing with France in the European Championships.
But, Toon fans at the time could not believe they were getting such a large fee for a player of Sissoko’s ability and many warned the Spurs fan base that he wasn’t worth the fee.
Now, Shearer himself has told that it is scary to think the Frenchman cost as much as he did and that his signing will go down as a huge and costly mistake after an unsuccessful debut season.
“It is quite scary to think Sissoko cost £1million more than Kante,” wrote Shearer in his column for the Sun.
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“Newcastle must have been laughing when Tottenham stumped up £30million to take the midfielder away.
“The Frenchman has started just eight league games for Spurs, scoring no goals, and his signing has to go down as a huge and costly mistake.”
Sissoko played in 34 matches for Tottenham in all competitions this season, scoring no goals while returning just four assists.
He was handed a 17 minute cameo in the final day 7-1 win against Hull on Sunday, but fans on Twitter still aired their criticism toward the Frenchman.
The France international does still have four years remaining on his contract in north London, but he may seek a move elsewhere in the near future after a disappointing debut campaign.
In other Tottenham news, a reliable journalist has told that he can see this Spurs player leaving in the summer.