Sky Sports pundit delivers scathing verdict of Tottenham signing
By Dominic Toner
Niall Quinn claims that Tottenham signing Moussa Sissoko has failed to live up to his price tag.
Spurs completed the £30million signing of the French international in the summer transfer window and is yet to register a goal or an assist in his first nine games for the club.
The 27-year-old was a well known target for Premier League side Everton, but Spurs made a deadline-day swoop to tale him to White Hart Lane.
Mauricio Pochetitno has used the midfielder in both central and wide positions as he searches to get the best out of the Frenchman.
Sky Sports pundit Quinn feels that Sissoko is yet justify his large transfer fee and is yet to reach any form with the north London club.
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“The fee of £30m was about double what Spurs generally like to pay for incoming players,” Quinn wrote in his Sky Sports column. “His form so far has probably been about half what they expect from those players. Sissoko’s handful of appearances so far have not produced any goals or assists.”
Spurs earned a 1-1 draw against north London rivals Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday, with Harry Kane cancelling out Kevin Wimmer’s own goal.
Sissoko missed the derby clash as he served the last of his three-game domestic suspension for elbowing Bournemouth’s Harry After.
He now faces a tough competitions to force his way into the starting XI, with Erik Lamela, Heung-Min Son and Christian Eriksen all competing for the wing positions.
Spurs also have several talented options in the centre of the park, with Mousa Dembele, Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier senior choices.
In other Tottenham news, Jermaine Jenas has hailed three of the club’s players after their dominant display against Arsenal.