Spurs Officially Complete Signing Of Moussa Sissoko.
Tottenham Hotspur have officially announced the signing of French playmaker Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle United.
The club signed the deal for a transfer fee for £30m, which saw them matching their old club record, when Lamela arrived at White Hart Lane from Roma in 2013.
The five-year deal will keep Sissoko at the club unitl 2021. Reports claim that Spurs will pay the transfer fee in a series of instalments.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 31, 2016
Sissoko’s arrival from a second-tier club has also set a new transfer record – the highest cash splurged for signing a player from a Championship side.
Earlier, Everton launched a £30m bid and were in pole position to sign the player. Moussa Sissoko was granted permission to skip training with the French national team on Wednesday and travel to England to complete the move. However, Spurs matched Everton’s £30m bid right at the fag end of the summer transfer window on Wednesday, and convinced Sissoko to snub a move to Goodison Park.
— Moussa Sissoko (@MoussaSissoko) August 31, 2016
Rumours also claimed that Everton had prepared a private jet to bring the player to Goodison Park for completing a medical ahead of the move, but Moussa Sissoko took a late u turn and agreed in principle with the Tottenham Hotspur officials.
The 26-year-old Frenchmen had a good run at the Euro’s 2016 and caught the attention of multiple European biggies. The talented playmaker didn’t feature in the first team at first, but got the opportunity as the competition progressed into the later stages. He capitalised upon the opportunity and played a pivotal role in guiding France to the finals of Euro 2016 on home soil, before losing to Portugal in the final.
Earlier last month, Moussa Sissoko was also linked with Liverpool, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Juventus, but none of the top-flight clubs were ready to match the hefty asking price of €40m.