Moussa Sissoko has cast doubt on his Tottenham future by admitting he is “open to all proposals” this summer.
The midfielder has two years left on his current contract, meaning the coming transfer window may be Spurs’ last chance to demand a relatively big fee for him.
After joining from Newcastle United in the summer of 2016 for £30 million (via BBC Sport), Sissoko took a long time to settle in but eventually became an important member of the first-team squad.
However, over the last couple of seasons he has been far from effective and has lost his place in the starting line-up.
With all of that in mind, surely Tottenham will listen to offers this summer – and it sounds like Sissoko will do the same thing.
Speaking to French outlet Foot Mercato, he said: “This is my fifth year at the club and I had a great time there. Now I am a person who does not close any doors. If a new challenge arises, we’ll see what I do.
“But today, I am not closing any doors for my future because, as I said, it has been a difficult year for me in club. I also want to see what the club decides. Maybe they will say to me: ‘Moussa, it is time to look elsewhere’. Or maybe they will say to me: ‘Moussa, we absolutely want you to stay’.
“In any case, I am open to all proposals today because I lived a rather complicated year. I want to play football. I am the happiest when I am in the field. I’m going to be 32 soon so I’m more towards the end than the beginning of my career. What I want is to continue to play, to have fun.
“So I’m not saying I absolutely want to leave Tottenham. I’m good there, I had a good time there and I feel good with the supporters and with my teammates, with whom I get on well. We will discuss with the club and we will make the decision then.”
It would probably suit all parties if Sissoko were to depart before the start of next season. Spurs need a refresh in central midfield and he isn’t really worth keeping around in that regard.
If the Londoners receive a decent offer, it’s likely Sissoko has already played his last game for the club.