Palace “Desperate” To Beat Juventus To The Signing Of Newcastle Midfielder

0 Posted by - August 2, 2016 - Daily Thoughts, News

Newcastle’s wantaway midfielder Moussa Sissoko is supposedly on Alan Pardew’s summer shopping list, despite having been openly courted by Juventus and Real Madrid in recent weeks. 

This feature delves into details over Palace’s “desperate” attempts to convince Sissoko to move to SE25 this summer.

On a personal level, Sissoko will look back on Euro 2016 with a great deal of pride despite his country’s eventual failure to emerge triumphant, having been something of a shining light for Didier Deschamps’ team throughout the tournament. 

His performances may not have chimed fluently with the view most Magpies fans have of him, but after dazzling many who were watching from afar, it should probably come as little surprise to hear that there is interest in him gathering pace across Europe.

There have always been breakout stars from international tournaments; an inevitable byproduct of the scrutiny that each game is placed under by the watching public. We need only look back to the 2002 World Cup which saw El Hadji Diouf catapulted to global fame, or Hal Robson-Kanu’s exploits with Wales this summer to see what a sizeable impact a few good weeks can have on your long-term career prospects. 

That being said, if you ask just a few Newcastle fans for their impression of Moussa Sissoko via the medium of social media, it will paint a vivid picture of the rod he’s made for his own back on Tyneside over the years. Some neutrals will suggest that it’s nothing more than sour grapes on their part but trust me, there is an almost universal level of apathy reserved for the Frenchman amongst the Magpies faithful which rivals and in some cases outstrips the feelings of disdain they had for Alan Pardew towards the end of his reign at St James’ Park. 

Until now, it had seemed highly unlikely that Palace would make a move for the Newcastle man given their obvious focus on signing a new striker or two, but the wording of the above feature is remarkably direct in declaring our genuine interest in pushing through a deal in the coming days. 

Have a read of it for yourself and watch this space. 

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6 Comments

  • Sharpy August 2, 2016 - 7:07 am Reply

    No Chance !

  • CPFC August 2, 2016 - 7:20 am Reply

    We need a striker not another midfielder and considering he only plays well when on TV he would be no good for palace.

    • CDA August 2, 2016 - 11:13 am Reply

      We need more options for attacking midfielders, who can play in the hole behind our striker. All we really have atm is Punch. Bolasie can play there but i don’t rate him there. I think Sissoko, if he were to perform, would be a superb signing.

  • Richard C August 2, 2016 - 7:23 am Reply

    How about signing a pacy goalscorer in the same mould as Berahino. I tell you what, there is one just signed for Newcastle for less than half the price of the Baggies man! Doh…

    Forget everyone else, sign Benteke and get someone on the end of those crosses that we are going to be putting in from our 4 wingers!

  • nickd August 2, 2016 - 7:55 am Reply

    Sissoko would make sense for you guys with pardew as manager. AP doesn’t do technical pass and move stuff, mainly defensive, route 1, can we nick a goal in the last 15 mins is his bible.

    • admin August 2, 2016 - 8:51 am Reply

      We play unashamed counter-attacking football, but we are packed in central midfield.

      I don’t doubt he’s good on his day, but is he better than a pairing of Cabaye and McArthur? Doubtful.

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