By Russell Edge
Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko is being lined up for a £22million by Spanish side Valencia after failing in their efforts over the summer, according to a report.
The Sun claim on their website that the La Liga club are set to reignite their interest in the French international after a move on Spain’s deadline day failed to materialise, and that they will return in January to secure his services.
The 28-year-old is said to be valued at £22million by Valencia, which would represent an £8million loss on the £30million spent to take him from Newcastle United by Spurs.
While he endured a difficult first season he has become an essential member of the first team squad this season, having appeared in every one of the club’s fixtures across all competitions, with 51 appearances in total.
His latest outing, in the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, had fans delighted with what they saw.
Football Insider verdict
Six months ago there would have been no question whether Tottenham would have been looking to let Sissoko depart for an £8million loss, having been bitterly disappointing after his move from Newcastle. However he appears to have been reborn under Pochettino this campaign, with a series of impressive performances. He was called upon in a midfield injury crisis and did his case no harm, which would suggest that Spurs might be reluctant to see him leave in January. Some might say the jury is still out on the French international and if that is the case with those at the club then £22million will seem like a worthwhile sale for reinvestment into the squad.