Moussa Sissoko: I want to stay in England – and play for a ‘big’ club

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

MOUSSA Sissoko has put a question mark over his future at Newcastle United.

Sissoko, under contract at St James’s Park until 2019, has talked extensively about his situation in an interview with French website Foot Mercato.

And the 25-year-old’s candid comments will do nothing to quell fears among fans on Tyneside that he will be sold in this month’s transfer window.

Sissoko, linked with Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal, says he wants to stay in England and play for a “big” club.

The France international said: “My aim was to come to England, because, for me, it is the league that corresponds the best to my style of play and where I think I can enjoy myself the most.

“I don’t think that I was wrong. I want to stay here and play for one of big clubs in England.

“After that, you never know what might happen tomorrow, but I would prefer to stay in the Premier League.”

Asked about the prospect of leaving Newcastle this month, he added: “It doesn’t just depend on me.

“I am under contract with Newcastle. If a club wants me, they need to discuss with my agent and my club.

“Will the club be willing to let me leave? There are a lot of things that enter the equation. My aim is to play for the biggest clubs.

“After that, it doesn’t just depend on me. The interested club needs to speak to Newcastle, with my agent, so that everyone can reach an agreement.”

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