Newcastle set to receive second payment in sale of 27-year-old to PL rivals - report
By Danny Wright
Newcastle are set to receive a second payment from Tottenham following their purchase of Moussa Sissoko last summer, according to a report.
The Newcastle Chronicle claims that the Magpies will still pocket the full £30million agreed with Spurs, even if the French international is sold in the near future, following a miserable debut season in North London.
Tottenham are understood to have paid their first instalment of £6million with another big payment expected over the next few months.
The Chronicle reports that Sissoko will be made available for sale in the upcoming transfer window after starting just eight Premier League matches and failing to score across all competitions.
He signed for Spurs on transfer deadline day last August following a surprisingly good performance for France as they reached the final of Euro 2016 despite being a factor in Newcastle’s relegation from the top flight.
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The 27-year-old has played 34 times across all competitions for the Magpies’ soon-to-be Premier League rivals Tottenham and supplied four assists as the bulk of his game time came off the bench as a late substitute.
Sissoko signed for Newcastle from Toulouse and made a total of 113 appearances for them, scoring 12 goals.
He has 50 caps and one goal for the French international team, with whom he made his debut for in 2009.
In other Newcastle news, the Magpies are plotting a £12million bid for this 26-year-old defender.