Fenerbahce are “on the verge” of agreeing a loan deal with Tottenham for midfielder Moussa Sissoko, according to reports in Turkey.
The move would come as a surprise after Sissoko recently claimed he is willing to stay at Spurs and fight for his place in the team.
Mauricio Pochettino seems to trust Sissoko – he was handed a start in the 2-1 win at Newcastle United on the opening weekend – despite the Frenchman’s mostly below par performances in a Tottenham shirt.
But according to Turkish newspaper AMK (via Turkish-Football.com), Spurs are close to agreeing terms with Fenerbahce over a season-long loan for Sissoko, who could still leave before the European transfer window closes at the end of the month.
Former Tottenham director of football Damien Comolli is now sporting director at Fenerbahce, and he is believed to be leading the negotiations.
The report also claims Sissoko has already turned down one opportunity to join Fenerbahce, but is now “considering a revised offer.”
The 29-year-old remains a divisive figure among Spurs fans, with some appreciating his work rate and others criticising his lack of quality.
After Tottenham failed to make a single signing during the Premier League transfer window, I’d be surprised to see them allow Sissoko leave at this stage.