'We have made our offer' - Euro club senior official confirms talks with Tottenham attacker
By Danny Wright
Trabzonspor vice-chairman Gencaga Meric has confirmed that his club have made an offer for Tottenham flop Moussa Sissoko.
Meric claims that the 28-year-old attacker, who joined Spurs for £30million last summer from Newcastle, is “keen” on a switch to the European club after a nightmare first season in north London.
However the Mirror reported in their live transfer blog on Monday [09:00pm] that although Trabzonspor have held talks over a loan deal, Tottenham will only consider selling Sissoko on permanent terms as they look to re-garner the money spent on him last year.
The Turkish side’s senior official Meric has made it clear that he is still hopeful that a deal can be achieved.
“Sissoko is keen on joining, we have spoken with him and talks went well,” he said, as quoted by the Mirror.
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“We have yet to convince Tottenham or their manager.
“Tottenham want to recoup most of what they invested in Sissoko but we want him on loan.
“We have made our offer and are waiting for a decision.”
Sissoko massively failed to live up to expectations last season, despite shining for France at Euro 2016 prior to his switch to north London.
He made 34 appearances across all competitions for Tottenham, supplying four assists as he failed to find the net for himself.
The 52-times France international found it hard to break into Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team plans with the likes of Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Heung-min Son firing on all cylinders, but when he had the chance to impress, the attacking midfielder largely failed to deliver the goods.
Football Insider Verdict
There’s simply no way that Tottenham will be able to make back the money that they spent on Sissoko. Newcastle must have been laughing their way to the bank when Spurs’ £30million bid came in, because it was simply an awful buy and it’s no surprise that he has been a huge failure in north London. Trabzonspor are within their right to push Spurs to the limit, because it will no doubt be a big deal for them in terms of finances. If Meric is right and Sissoko is eager to move to Turkey, Sissoko should probably try to push through the deal himself. Even with a loan move, Spurs could be saving a lot of money on wages and one good season for Trabzonspor could see teams come in with some decent bids next year.
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