Tottenham Hotspur have admitted defeat in a long battle to let Moussa Sissoko prove he is good enough, and are willing to let him go for around the same fee they paid for him in 2016, according to a report.
The Mirror claims that Spurs bosses Pochettino and Levy are ready to listen to offers of around £30million for the 28-year-old, who has not impressed in a Spurs shirt.
The Frenchman has been a huge disappointment after joining Spurs from Newcastle for £30million, a then club record signing, scoring only one goal from his 57 club appearances.
Sissoko looked overwhelmed against West Ham in the mid-week fixture, and that seems to have been the final straw as far as his Tottenham career is concerned.
The attacking midfielder put himself in the shop window after his succesful European Championships campaign with France, including one stellar performance in the final – and that prompted Levy to pursue a deal for him.
Football Insider verdict:
When you consider the quality of players around Sissoko at Spurs, it seems hard to imagine how he could play so awfully. One goal in 57 is simply not enough from a player who had relative success at Newcastle, where he was a firm fan favourite. It seems the anomaly in his impressive display versus Portugal really elevated his transfer status, as the Frenchman had been heavily linked with a number of mid-table Premier League clubs prior to that match. Who knows where Sissoko will end up but it is clear that he is not a good enough player to contribute at Spurs. The fans have been saying it all season. It now appears Tottenham have finally admitted defeat in their long Sissoko project.
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