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Moussa Sissoko has pleaded with Real Madrid to end his time at Newcastle United.

Thursday, 11th August 2016, 12:32 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th August 2016, 13:39 pm
Moussa Sissoko

The midfielder is desperate to leave St James's Park in the wake of the club's relegation to the Championship.

And Real are among the clubs considering a move for the £35million-rated player.

"I hope Real will come for me, I'm still waiting," Sissoko told the BBC World Service.

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"If Real Madrid are interested, in you then of course you will be happy, but right now I am still a Newcastle player."

Sissoko came under fire from fans last season for a series of lacklustre performances during the club's relegation fight.

But the 26-year-old, signed from Toulouse in January 2013, has insisted he gave "everything" to United.

Sissoko: "They (the fans) need to understand, I spent three-and-a-half years here.

"I gave everything for this club and I want to play some big games. For that, I need to go somewhere else.

"I want to play in the Premier League, I want to play for a big club who can get into the Champions League. That's why I said I want to leave this year.

"I've spent a lot of time here, and now it's time to look forward.

"The fans need to understand my situation. I hope they will and that everything will be OK."