Former Newcastle United player Moussa Sissoko has explained why he snubbed interests from Everton during the transfer window.
The France international opted to move to Tottenham Hotspurs. He disclosed the reasons for his move to spurs ahead of Everton, and it is not stunning.
“Why would I have joined Everton? Spurs are a bigger club. Without wishing to offend Everton, Tottenham in my opinion is a bigger club than Everton,” Sissoko explained.
The player moved to White Hart Lane for £30 million with his pricing rising after his impressive run at the Euro 2016 for France. The 27-year old drew interests from all quarters after the Euro. The player reportedly switched off his phone to avoid calls from Everton coach Ronald Koeman ahead of his spurs move. Koeman wanted to convince him to join his movement for the new term but the player had decided already.
“For me, it was better to go here. And I didn’t think more about it. I signed. When I saw on the TV or in the news that I was in Everton or that I was supposed to sign for Everton, all of that was total rubbish. They wanted me at Everton. I didn’t hear anything else. Tottenham came in next. In my head it was clear I absolutely wanted to sign for them,” said Sissoko.
The player might not be having as much a great time as he would expect at White Hart Lane. He has started four Premier League games since his move and he is yet to score in eight games. Worst, after his clash with Harry Arter during the goalless draw with Bournemouth, the FA is charging him with violent conduct. The player might get a fine or a ban. Spurs will be hoping that it does not affect his psyche when he returns, as they need all the help they can.