Moussa Sissoko has hinted he will stay at Tottenham beyond the summer transfer window.
The midfielder has endured a difficult two years at Spurs so far following his £30 million move from Newcastle United in the summer of 2016.
Having struggled to nail down a place in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting line-up, it seemed inevitable Sissoko would seek an exit this summer.
However, the 28-year-old has suggested he is willing to spend another season fighting for his place in the team.
“My first season here wasn’t easy,” Sissoko said (via the London Evening Standard). “I came late, I didn’t have pre-season.
“But last year I played a lot of games and I did well, like the team. This year is going to be the same. I will try to play more and to do better and better.”
Sissoko may be needed for Tottenham’s Premier League opener at Newcastle United in two weeks time.
That’s because Spurs are desperately short in midfield with Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele yet to return after their World Cup exploits.
Victor Wanyama has joined Harry Winks and Josh Onomah on the injury list, meaning Sissoko has a chance of starting against his former side on August 11th.
His selection won’t be welcomed by the majority of Tottenham fans, but Pochettino may be given no other choice.