Of all the people you might expect to be in demand with a move away from Tottenham Hotspur, Moussa Sissoko probably isn’t very high up on the list. But that’s exactly what sources in the Italian media want you to think. There’s a report out in Calciomercato that says the £30m midfielder might be a target for none other than AC Milan.
The report says that Milan are keeping an eye on him and have been tracking him since he played for Toulouse, and that they are “in search of reinforcements and dynamic quality.” Shhhh, nobody tell them.
So before we get too excited about this, keep in mind that this IS the Italian media we’re talking about here, which is, to put it mildly, often unreliable That said, I think we can safely say that Sissoko’s short tenure at Tottenham has been pretty much a disaster from the beginning. He’s nowhere near Mauricio Pochettino’s starting 11, and when he is able to come in as an impact substitute or as a rotation option, he hasn’t shown us much that leads us to think that he will enjoy a long and fruitful career in lilywhite.
There’s also the looming shadow of the Chinese Super League, which is always willing to overpay to bring in foreign players. It’s not unreasonable to think that there may be a Chinese team tracking Sissoko, but there hasn’t been anything concrete that I’ve heard yet.
Sissoko probably isn’t very happy with the way things are going either. My hunch is that if he were offered a similar deal, in Italy, China, or elsewhere, he would probably be willing to take it.
My bet is that the Milan link is probably either agent talk or media speculation, but if Spurs would be able to get any sort of transfer fee for Sissoko this summer, just getting his wages off their books would be a big win.