By Russell Edge
Tottenham could be forced to contribute to Moussa Sissoko’s wages to see him secure a transfer to another club, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim that the Lilywhites are looking to offload the French international after a disappointing debut season with the club, while the player himself is keen on a move to secure first team football.
However, the 27-year-old is said to be on wages of up to £85,000-a-week, and his demands have proven to be a sticking point in securing a move away from North London.
As such, it is stated that Spurs may be forced to splash the cash towards the 52-cap international’s earnings, in order to convince both the player and another club to settle on a transfer deal.
If this is something that they were unwilling to commit to, then they may be forced to lower their demands for their record signing, who arrived in a £30million move last summer.
Football Insider verdict
Moussa Sissoko’s arrival at Spurs has been one of the most unsuccessful transfers for the club in a long time. His inability to produce the quality demanded for the Premier League runners-up is just the beginning of the problems for the club, as his reported £85,000-a-week drains a hefty amount out of their wage budget. In addition, they would be lucky to get anywhere near the £30million they spent on him just a year ago, and so they will be making a heavy loss. However, a contribution to his wages would still be less than what they are currently spending on him, and if it is the only way to see him out of North London, the club might not have another choice.
In other Tottenham transfer news, they are set to step up their pursuit of Premier League regular.