Just in case you haven't had your fill of deadline day rumors with the possibility of Isco coming to North London on a loan or Max Meyer being the club's record signing, let's feed you some news that looks to actually be true.
Spurs have had plenty of talks this summer with Newcastle over a few transfers. First, there were the Wijnaldum rumors but apparently Levy didn't like the idea of paying £25m for him. Next, Spurs sold U.S. International DeAndre Yedlin to the Magpies for £5m, essentially making a £2.5m profit on the fullback. With Newcastle down in the Championship, they've had to make plenty of transfers as players that feel they're too good for the second division in England wanted new homes. Apparently there's one more that wants out.
The reports are all over the place, but Lyall Thomas of Sky Sports is saying that Moussa Sissoko is now in the crosshairs of Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino.
Poking around on Twitter and also getting news from Sky Sports, the bid was reportedly for £16m. Reports from Newcastle have stated that Toon's valuation has been as high as £30m-£35m. Whatever the bid is, this has gained legs quickly as the French Football Federation made this announcement not long ago:
If your French is a bit rusty, it's pretty simple: Moussa Sissoko has been allowed to leave France to complete a transfer move. There's not hing more beyond that, but with Tottenham the only team having a strong link in any report in the past hour or two, it's not hard to put two and two together.
The 27 year old French International has been with Newcastle since 2013, making 118 appearances and scoring 11 goals in that time. Sissoko is generally a box-to-box midfielder and would definitely solve a problem of depth in the midfield behind Mousa Dembele. He can also play in the attacking band on either side as Newcastle played him on the right but France played him on the left in a midfield three during the Euros. Versatility is always nice to have.
It's not a very long flight from France to London, so we're sure more information is going to come about this in the next hour or two.
UPDATE: Welp, if Lyall is right, then Sissoko will be tied with Erik Lamela for our club record signing.
UPDATE #2: This article is Silly Season in a nutshell, everyone...