Sissoko explains Tottenham summer move, delivers critical Everton verdict
By Harvey Byrne
Moussa Sissoko has revealed he chose Tottenham over Everton in the summer because Spurs are “a bigger club”.
The 27-year-old France international was involved in a last-minute battle between the two Premier League sides before completing a £30million deal to White Hart Lane.
It had been alleged that Everton boss Ronald Koeman was trying to call the then Newcastle man, who had switched his phone off as he focused on a move to Tottenham.
Speaking about the saga, Sissoko has added further fuel to the fire to his relationship with those associated with Everton by saying Tottenham are a much bigger side.
“Why would I have joined Everton? Spurs are a bigger club,” said Sissoko to the Mirror.
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“When I saw on the TV or in the news that I was in Everton or that I was supposed to sign for Everton. All of that was total rubbish.
“They wanted me at Everton. I didn’t hear anything else. Tottenham came in next. In my head it was clear I absolutely wanted to sign for them.
“Without wishing to offend Everton, Tottenham in my opinion is a bigger club than Everton. So for me it was better to go here. And I didn’t think more about it. I signed.”
Only two points separate Everton and Tottenham in the league after 10 fixtures with Spurs sat in fifth on 20 points and the Toffees sat in sixth with 18 points.
The two sides met in the season opener before Sissoko joined the club and they couldn’t be separated playing out a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park with goals from Ross Barkley and Erik Lamela.
They will face again on March 4 at White Hart Lane and the two sides will be keen to continue pushing for the Champions League places.
In other Tottenham news, former player Les Ferdinand has made a bold claim about the club.