The Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko has been strongly linked with a big money move to Arsenal or Paris St Germain this month, and even issued a come-and-get-me plea to Arsene Wenger when he announced that Arsenal were the “club of his heart” earlier in January.
Now the French international has spoken to Mercato Foot about the ongoing rumours, and he has clearly stated that he would prefer not to go back to France to continue his career, but wants to play for one of the “biggest clubs in England”.
He was quoted as saying in the Mail: “My goal was to come to England because it was the championship that best matched my game and I do not think I am wrong.
“So I want to stay here and grow at one of the biggest clubs in England. I have a preference for the Premier League and I see myself staying here.
“I am focused on Newcastle. I have a four-and-a-half year contract so in my head I still tell myself I am still here for four years and a half. They appreciate me here and everything is good.”
‘I am not saying that I absolutely want to go or not. If it happens, it happens. I am at Newcastle and I will continue to work until one day I have the chance to play at a very big club.
Despite his preference for the Premier League, Sissoko then went on to admit that he WOULD stll consider PSG if a concrete offer came to the table. He continued: ‘Nobody has called me. My agent and I have not spoken to anyone.
‘PSG is one of the best clubs in Europe. If I’m lucky they are interested with me. These are difficult things to refuse. I cannot say yes or no but it is an interest I would take into consideration.’
For someone with a four-year contract at Newcastle, Sissoko seems to be talking about moving on quite a lot. Maybe he is being a bit ‘economical with the truth’ when he says that he hasn’t talked to anyone……?