'In a heartbeat' - Newcastle fans react to speculation about bonkers deal
By Harry Sykes
Newcastle are reportedly interested in a sensational deal to re-sign Moussa Sissoko – and fans have taken to Twitter to express mixed verdicts.
Italian football news outlet Calcio Mercato claim that the Magpies are “on the trail” of the 27-year-old attacking midfielder less than a year after he quit for Tottenham in a £30million transfer.
It is said Newcastle are keen to bring him back to St James’ Park in a move that would rank as one of the most remarkable of recent times for any club.
Sissoko pushed hard to leave St James’ Park following the club’s relegation from the Premier League and he was eventually granted his wish when Spurs beat Everton to his signature on deadline day last August.
But the apparently dream move has turned sour for the France international and he has struggled to make an impact at White Hart Lane.
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Many Newcastle fans are strongly against re-signing Sissoko as they recall his inconsistency in a black and white shirt, while others believe a cut-price return would make sense.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
I don’t know what’s funnier, us being wrapped up in this Lee Chanley soap opera or the cut back price return of sissoko ???? #nufc
— Ryan Chitson (@RChitson) April 28, 2017
#NUFC I SERIOUS believe Rafa would take Sissoko back in a heartbeat,
— Anthony Cunningham (@Nufctony) April 27, 2017
Sissoko links just looks like media doing a stab in the dark since Sissoko looks like leaving Spurs. Well I hope so ???????????? #NUFC
— TalkNUFC (@TalkNUFC1) April 27, 2017
No way is Moussa Sissoko coming back, like. It’s Rafa Benitez….. as if he’d willingly buy that pile of nothingness. Awful player #NUFC
— Marc Jobling (@MarcJobling) April 27, 2017
Sure the rumours are a load of baloney, but I’d honestly rather have Mike Williamson back than Moussa Sissoko. #NUFC
— David O’Neill (@DavieONeill) April 27, 2017
Does anyone actually want Sissoko back? #NUFC
— Steve McKenna (@SteveMcKenna_) April 28, 2017
Think the sissoko story is BS. However I get why Rafa would want him back esp if he’s a cheap option. Rather go back for cabaye. #NUFC
— Nick Cahill (@nickcahill9) April 28, 2017
— Toon Army 757 (@ToonArmy757) April 27, 2017
Newcastle are likely to be in the market for some top signings this summer after their return to the Premier League was confirmed on Monday night.
In other Newcastle United transfer news, a brilliant text about Moussa Sissoko has been circulated among the club’s staff after Wednesday’s HMRC raid.