Tottenham will have to pay £30 million in five instalments of £6 million to secure the services of Moussa Sissoko, according to Sky Sports, but it seems Spurs are unwilling to pay such an amount.
Lyall Thomas, Sky’s resident Spurs expert, tweeted out a summary of the deal earlier following reports Newcastle rejected Tottenham’s opening bid of £16 million.
— Lyall Thomas (@SkySportsLyall) August 31, 2016
All summer it has been suggested Newcastle will reject any offer under £35 million, but it appears their stance has softened over the last few days.
Even £30 million represents a mammoth fee for a Championship player, and it’s unlikely Spurs will pay up. This is from The Telegraph’s live deadline day feed.
— Hunter Millar (@moller18) August 31, 2016
Sissoko surprised many with a string of excellent performances for France at Euro 2016 following a difficult season with relegated Newcastle.
He has been linked with a number of European giants this summer, including Real Madrid and Juventus. Everton have also been linked, and could make a move now Tottenham’s interest has cooled.
Expect this one to go to the wire.