By Wayne Veysey

7th Aug, 2021 | 7:30am

Sources: Sissoko in talks to leave Tottenham after key development

Moussa Sissoko is in talks to join an overseas club after being told he is free to leave Tottenham, Football Insider understands.

The cult hero, who turns 32 this month, is set to drop to the Spurs fringes under new manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

A Spurs source has told Football Insider that Nuno has given the green light for Sissoko to leave as the club’s overhaul intensifies.

Negotiations are underway over a permanent sale with Sissoko expected to head overseas and bring to an end his eight years in England.

The France international has a contract at Tottenham that runs until the summer of 2023.

It raised eyebrows in 2019 when Spurs extended the deal of the versatile midfielder until the time when he would nearly be 34.

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Sissoko was a key squad player under Jose Mourinho last season, making 42 appearances in all competitions.

But he was not as influential as he had been in previous campaigns, turning around a poor start to his Spurs career with some all-action displays that made him a fans favourite.

Soon after Mourinho took over in November 2019 he admitted how the Frenchman had him singing with joy after one goalscoring display against Bournemouth.

Sissoko’s expected exit comes at a time of major changes at Spurs.

Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela have already been offloaded, while star man Harry Kane is also pushing hard to join Man City and there are doubts surrounding the futures of many first-team regulars.

The Londoners announced their third major signing of the summer last night as defender Cristian Romero joined following the earlier arrivals of goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini and winger Bryan Gil.

Like Gollini, Romero has joined on an initial loan that is set to be converted into a permanent transfer at the end of the season.

In other news, Tottenham left footer set to complete shock exit after bid accepted.