€20m Star Fuels Talk Of Arsenal Move, Player Keen To Hold Talks With Wenger
A €20-rated international midfielder has fuelled talk of a move to Arsenal and admitted he’s keen to hold talks with Arsene Wenger about a potential switch.
With the January transfer now open for business, managers are working hard to strengthen their squads ahead of the second half of the season, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Moussa Sissoko has fuelled talk of a move to Arsenal….
Moussa Sissoko has fuelled speculation linking him with a big-money move to Arsenal after declaring his love for the club and confirming he’d be keen to hold talks with Arsene Wenger about a potential switch to the Emirates.
The boss has been tipped to bring in another midfielder this month after seeing his options decimated by injury during the first half of the campaign, with Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey all spending lengthy spells on the treatment table.
Several names have been touted as potential transfer targets and Sissoko has emerged as a realistic possibility in recent weeks with speculation suggesting Arsenal chiefs were lining-up an official bid for the versatile midfielder while some even suggests we’re already in talks.
Newcastle United are believed to value the 25-year-old at around €20m (£15.5m) and Sissoko has now made it clear he’d be open to the move if the two clubs could agree a fee after telling reporters that Arsenal are the “club of my heart” and admitting he’d be keen to speak with Wenger about a potential switch to North London.
Sissoko has also been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain but in a further boost, the midfielder has revealed that his priority is to remain in the Premier League.
“If Wenger calls me, I’ll have a man-to-man talk with him and we’ll see what happens. Arsenal have always been the club of my heart.” Sissoko said.
“The transfer window is open, so things can happen. It’s not doing my head in too much. I’m still focused on Newcastle. If something happens or something doesn’t happen, so be it. I hope to sign for a big club one day but I don’t know when. Staying in England is my priority.” Sissoko is quoted as saying by the Guardian
Sissoko would be a useful addition to the squad and his versatility would come in handy considering how many injuries we seem to suffer, as he’s capable of playing in central midfield, on the wings or even as an attacking midfielder.
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However, if we’re going to sign a midfielder, I’d personally prefer to see the money spent on a specialist defensive midfielder as I think it would make a huge difference to the team if we had an established holding player to protect the back-four. Someone like Morgan Schneiderlin would be ideal, but we’ll have to wait and see what the boss decides to do.
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