If reports are to be believed, Eurosport France claimed yesterday that the club are in advanced talks with Newcastle United over Moussa Sissoko.
They claim that a deal worth €32m is in the offing. You can understand the link, even more so after Thiago Motta apparently told the club that he wants to leave as soon as possible. Le Parisien claim today though that the PSG hierarchy will ensure this does not happen and want to keep hold of a player that has delivered so much since he joined. Yes, his form this season has not been to the standard that we know it can be but we cannot just let go of a player who has been consistently one of our best performers. He was instrumental last season and I went as far as naming him as 1970 PSG’s Player of the Season.
The player’s agent Alessandro Canovi apparently met sporting director Olivier Letang informing him of the player’s discontent. And L’Equipe have also reiterated today that the players desires a move to the Premier League with Manchester United and now Tottenham Hotspur both interested.
The logistics however on bringing in Sissoko are infeasible. As I have said in the past few weeks, the Financial Fair Play restrictions mean that we need to break even with a sale in order to bring a plyer in. Sissoko to arrive for a sum of €32m? It is just not possible unless we were to sell a player for a similar amount which will not happen.
That is not to say that players will not leave during this window. Motta may want to seek pastures new but Nasser Al-Khelaifi will do his utmost to ensure that this does not occur. Adrien Rabiot started the game against Montpellier on Monday, as did Clement Chantome. Two players heavily linked with moves. Rabiot seems set on a move to Spurs although Laurent Blanc is eager to keep him. Chantome put in his best shift in a PSG shirt since returning from Toulouse but whether or not he leaves in this window remains to be seen? But, he will almost certainly be playing his trade elsewhere next season after his contract expires.