Date: 2nd August 2017 at 6:13am
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By Harry Sykes

Turkish side Trabzonspor are poised to complete the loan signing of Tottenham attacking midfielder Moussa Sissoko this week, according to a report.

Turkish news outlet Gunebakis claim that Sissoko flew out on a private jet to Istanbul on Monday to hold talks with the side who finished third in the Super Lig last season.

It is said that Sissoko has agreed personal terms with Trabzonspor and the club are in the final stages of negotiations with Spurs over the terms of a season-long loan.

Gunebakis report that Trabzonspor are confident a deal can be wrapped up this week for the 27-year-old, who has been a huge disappointment since joining Tottenham from Newcastle in a £30million deal on transfer deadline day last summer.

The France international failed to convince in his 34 appearances across all competitions last season, registering just four assists and not a single goal.

Football Insider verdict

While Pochettino is likely to have wanted to recoup some of the £30million splashed on Sissoko last summer, a loan deal might work out for Spurs. It will enable another club to pay his not inexpensive wages and a loan fee could sweeten the bitter pill of the terms of £30m transfer that brought him to White Hart Lane last summer. A move will provide the Frenchman with regular playing time and the opportunity to enhance his reputation ahead of the World Cup next summer. Sissoko has lost his way and needs to demonstrate on a far more regular basis the marauding runs and powerful play which earned him his 52 international caps and multi-million pound move.

Sissoko has made little impact at White Hart Lane and has struggled for game time in the team that finished second in the Premier League.

In other Tottenham transfer news, a £21.5million striker who has ripped up a tough league this season has pushed for a massive move after Spurs agreed personal terms.

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