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.

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.

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.



  1. Disappointed with our transfer window. Should not have sold Chadli. We need swuad depth in this UCL campaign.

    This was the right time to invest.

    £30m for Sissoko is over the top, but we need players of his calibre. How about £25m + Tom Carroll ???

    WHY ON EARTH did they not start earlier with Isco negotiations. Could have been an fantastic signing.

    This was the one window where Levy should have flexed the cheque book and not run the Club to maximise profits.


  2. Simply not worth £30m not even worth £20m they bought him for £1.8m he hasn’t exactly set the world alight with his 5 good games a season. Would be nothing more than depth therefore the £16m we offered is more than enough.

  3. As an Everton Fan, I’m more than happy with Valencia on a season long loan, keep that 30 million and hopefully invest it more wisely in the future. Seemed a lot of money for a player that spent most of last season underachieving.


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