Moussa Sissoko targets Champions League football – with Newcastle

AMBITIOUS ... Moussa Sissoko.
AMBITIOUS ... Moussa Sissoko.

MOUSSA Sissoko has his sights set on playing in the Champions League – with Newcastle United.

The French midfielder was linked with a move away from St James’s Park throughout the January transfer window, with the likes of Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain said to be interested.

The 25-year-old is, for the time being at least, committed to Newcastle, although he does have aspirations to play in Europe’s top club competition.

Speaking on French TV, Sissoko said: “I want to keep progressing and enjoy myself on the pitch.

“I want to play Champions League, with Newcastle if possible.

“For me today, I am a Newcastle player and Newcastle is in my head.

“I want to play in the big competitions, at the moment I am not able to do that.

“Why not play Champions League with Newcastle?”

Sissoko joined Newcastle from Toulouse in January 2013, and still has four-and-a-half years left to run on his contract at St James’s Park.