Moussa Sissoko’s departure from Tottenham Hotspur this summer is ‘inevitable’ according to French newspaper L’Equipe, with national coach Didier Deschamps reportedly worried about the midfielder’s lack of regular first-team football at the Premier League club.
The versatile star moved from Newcastle United to Spurs last summer on deadline day for £30 million and was tipped to provide pace and power in the final third for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
However, despite Tottenham having an excellent season and finishing second in the Premier League, Sissoko has failed spectacularly and been a fringe player for the title-chasing side.
The France international was given a rare start by Pochettino in Thursday night’s 6-1 hammering of Leicester City, but the travelling support were damning of his performance.
Sissoko has been named in the latest France squad but it is clear that he is living off the reputation he bolstered at Euro 2016 and Deschamps is not picking him on current form.
Spurs will surely look to address the issue this summer, with the Frenchman not contributing positively at the club and becoming something of a joke figure among the supporters.
L’Equipe seem to think that Sissoko’s Tottenham exit is all-but certain, with the midfielder needing more football if he is to force his way into the France squad for the 2018 World Cup.
The Spurs fans will surely be happy enough to see the expensive signing leave, with Pochettino touted as having ambitions of bringing in more attacking talent this summer.