Crystal Palace were linked with a summer move for Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko last week but if the reaction of Spurs fans is anything to go by, the Eagles would be advised to steer well clear of the French international.
Following his switch to White Hart Lane from Tyneside over the summer, Newcastle fans could be seen virtually high-fiving each other on social media platforms the world over, having grown hugely frustrated by the lack of effort the midfield man had put in when wearing a Magpies shirt. Initially, their collective response was written off as a case of sour grapes by many Spurs fans but in the months that have followed, it looks as though large numbers of their own fan-base have arrived at the same conclusion as the Geordies.
After barely featuring in Pochettino’s first-team plans since August, rumours of training ground disagreements between the boss and his new signing have been frequent, leading a number of publications to suggest that a move to Selhurst Park could well be on the cards when the current campaign draws to a close; not that many of our fans want him anywhere near our club either.
It’s not that Sissoko is a bad footballer, indeed he has often shown flashes of brilliance over the years but reports of his questionable personality have been all too frequent to be put down to mere coincidence. Having just got back a sense of team spirit under Big Sam, the inclusion of a notorious bad apple could have disastrous long-term effects on morale.
It could of course be nothing more than paper talk, designed to fill some column inches and generate a few extra clicks in the midst on an international break but even so, it’s amusing to see the drastic measures being taken within Spurs’ fan-base to offload their latest big money flop.
Hopefully our board look upon the above JustGiving appeal as the perfect reason to swerve a bid for the 27-year-old before it’s too late.