By Harvey Byrne
European giants Marseille are eyeing a move for Tottenham senior player Moussa Sissoko, according to a report.
The Mirror has claimed that the Ligue 1 side, who are under new billionaire ownership are looking to send out a signal of intent, which has seen them emerge as “serious suitors” for the 27-year-old Spurs attacker.
It is detailed that owner Frank McCourt will rivals both Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain in bringing Sissoko back to his homeland this summer.
Sissoko only joined Tottenham from Newcastle in a huge £30million move last summer and the Daily Star reports that he is the club’s fourth highest earner on £95,000-a-week.
However, the 52-time capped France international ultimately struggled to break into the Tottenham team in the last campaign, making just eight starts in the Premier League in the last campaign.
He also failed to find the back of the net in any of his 34 outings in all competitions, setting up just four goals too.
But, it is detailed that tough negotiator Daniel Levy is still expected to angle for a hefty return on his initial outlay on the attacking flop.
Football Insider verdict:
Sissoko’s move to Tottenham was an odd one from day one and his performances this season have only proven the fact that he just isn’t good enough for Spurs. If the north London club had spent £10million on him then he would just be one of those signings that didn’t work out. However, the fact that Tottenham spent as much as £30million on him has left the club in a situation will mean that Spurs will only make a loss on the attacker. Now, it is not yet known how much Marseille are willing to spend under their new owners and they in fact could go out and make a statement by splashing the millions. However, it is unlikely that they will do so on players such as Sissoko.
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