Juventus and Everton are eyeing a transfer for Moussa Sissoko.
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) July 21, 2016
According to reports from The Mirror, Newcastle have placed a £35 million valuation on Sissoko. It is also believed that Everton are looking to sign the French international, meaning that a bidding war between Juve and the Toffees is possible.
Should the clubs get into a bidding war, Juventus would have the edge. The Italians are preparing to receive €100 million from the transfer of their own French midfielder, Paul Pogba.
Manchester United are in the latter processes of completing the transfer, with terms already agreed between the club and the player. United will pay €120 million for the transfer to happen, with €20 million going to Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola.
Juventus will, therefore, be confident in acquiring the services of Moussa Sissoko – the man who they hope will replace the gap left in midfield once Pogba leaves the club.
Sissiko’s current team, Newcastle United, were relegated to the Championship division after a very disappointing 2015-16 season in the Barclays Premier League.
Being relegated, the Geordies are faced with the fact that most of their top players will leave the club, seeking first tier football.
Newcastle have already offloaded Gini Wijnaldum, with Liverpool paying £23 million to secure Wijnaldum’s signature, and it seems Sissoko is also on his way out as well.
Moussa Sissoko lit up France’s midfield during the Euro 2016, helping his nation reach the final of the tournament, where they unfortunately lost to Portugal. Sissoko was easily the hardest working French player on the pitch during the final, but his performance alone couldn’t win the cup.
Sissoko joined Newcastle in 2013, and has since made almost 120 appearances for the club. The 26-year-old deserves better than to be playing in the English Championships. It is almost certain that he will leave Newcastle by the end of the summer.