By James Strudwick

Recent Tottenham Hotspur signing Moussa Sissoko has taken a dig at Everton after snubbing their interest in him during the summer transfer window.

The midfielder moved from relegated Newcastle United to Spurs in a deadline day deal costing the North London club £30 million.

However, after reaching the final of Euro 2016 with France in July, several teams wanted him and Ronald Koeman and Everton were reportedly interested in bringing the player to Merseyside.

Having already had interest from Tottenham, Sissoko apparently turned off his phone to block any attempts of contact from the Toffees to complete his move to the capital.

Why would I have joined Everton? Spurs are a bigger club,” Sissoko told The Mirror.

“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.

“Without wishing to offend Everton, Tottenham in my opinion is a bigger club than Everton. So for me, it was better to go here. And I didn’t think more about it. I signed.”

Sissoko has so far made 124 Premier League appearances in his career, scoring 11 goals and providing 17 assists.

His best season in the English top flight came with Newcastle in 2014-15, when he netted four times from midfield in 34 games.

The Frenchman has yet to make much of an impact in London however and he is still waiting for his first goal and assist for the Lilywhites.


  1. As as Everton fan I think he made the right choice. He was viewed as a poor mans Witsel to most Everton fans and at the money suggested he didnt look value for it. After seeing him at Spurs so far I think we had a lucky escape. Great club Spurs, need to win the league a few more times before they can match our honours, hope Sissoko has a long career with them though!.


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