Moussa Sissoko has signed a new four-year contract with Tottenham, the club has announced.
The midfielder joined Spurs from Newcastle United in the summer of 2016 and endured a difficult first two seasons at the club. Despite his poor performances, Mauricio Pochettino stuck with him and his faith was repaid last term.
A couple of months into the 2018/19 season, Sissoko’s performances drastically improved and he suddenly became a fan favourite. No longer would Tottenham supporters complain when they saw his name in the starting line-up.
And now, Sissoko’s displays have been rewarded with a new long-term deal. It’s not often Spurs hand out four-year contracts to players over the age of 30, so the Frenchman’s extension demonstrates his importance to Pochettino and the club.
It is remarkable to think that this news is now widely celebrated among the Tottenham support when a year ago Sissoko was essentially a figure of fun.
The responses to the announcement on Twitter show to what degree the 30-year-old’s fortunes have been reversed over the last 12 months. It’s a delight to see and comes as a welcome respite to the recent mood around the club.
Fantastic news, the perfect time to lift the morale. Great footballing fairytale, a player critisced for supposedly not being good enough to play for the club.
Only to believe in his own ability and produce some wonderful performances to get supporters back on side, deserved. 👏🏻
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) September 27, 2019
Still can’t get over what a turnaround he’s had in his career, so happy for him man
— LP ☬🛫 (@thfclp__) September 27, 2019
EVERYTHING IS FIXED
— Georgia (@8winks) September 27, 2019
— Mikey 🇮🇪 ⚜️ (@DeIeVision) September 27, 2019
Now everyone else please
— Charlie Bull (@CBull2001) September 27, 2019
— Jon Mannings (@jonthfc) September 27, 2019
🐐MS17🐐. Alderwiereld next 🙏
— Alex🇰🇷🏴🇧🇷 #PochIn (@SprsAlx) September 27, 2019
First step in the right direction
— ً (@THFCgod) September 27, 2019
Brilliant news. Fully committed player who battles for the shirt and has become a huge part of how we play. King Mo 👑
— Lilywhite Rose (@Lilywhite_Rose) September 27, 2019
Yes! Absolutely love this, players who give 100% every game are more than welcome in my view. Looking forward to seeing you bulldoze some opposition midfields for years to come 😘😍
— Carl (@CarlTHFC) September 27, 2019
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