Daniel Levy pulls plug on Tottenham transfer after Sissoko agreed deal in principle - report
By Danny Wright
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has pulled the plug on Moussa Sissoko’s loan move to Trabzonspor, according to a report.
News outlet France Football claims that the 27-year-old was on the verge of a move to the Turkish top-flight side after agreeing deal in principle, however Levy wants him to leave on a permanent basis after costing the club a record £30million last summer.
Sissoko has since proven to be a Spurs flop, which has seen Trabzonspor become reportedly interested in the France international and even offered to pay 100 per cent of his wages for the duration of his proposed stint in Turkey.
Trabzonspor vice-chairman Gencaga Meric has previously confirmed that his side had made an offer for the winger but were awaiting a response from Tottenham, though now it seems that the English side have rebuffed the loan offer.
Spurs chairman Levy is known to be hard to negotiate with, which is perhaps why the north London side are still the only Premier League team to have not made a single signing this summer with deadline day just weeks away.
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Football Insider Verdict
There’s probably a very slim chance that Tottenham will be able to recoup the £30million they wasted on Sissoko last summer at this stage. A loan spell to Trabzonspor could see the Frenchman hit a purple patch and increase his value, however it seems that Levy doesn’t see it that way and is putting his foot down on the matter yet again. The Spurs chairman could be hindered his club as much as helping them at the moment. Mauricio Pochettino needs additions to what is a thin squad otherwise there will be no Premier League title, no Champions League knock-out round and perhaps no Champions League football next season unless serious improvements are made.
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