Former Arsenal midfiedler delivers blunt verdict on Tottenham signing

Ray Parlour believes Newcastle did well to get £30m from Tottenham Hotspur for Moussa Sissoko

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Ray Parlour believes Newcastle United completed an amazing bit of business after Tottenham Hotspur signed Moussa Sissoko in a club-record transfer in the summer.

The France international completed a £30m move to White Hart Lane from Championship side Newcastle on the final day of the summer transfer window.

Sissoko was criticised for his ineffective performances throughout Newcastle’s most-recent season in the Premier League after a return of one goal in 37 games last season.

The 27-year-old midfielder has made a muted start to his Lilywhites career after making a mere six appearances in the Premier League this season.

Former Arsenal midfielder Parlour admitted that he was impressed that Newcastle managed to sell Sissoko for £30m.

“He’s a good player. There’s no doubt. For the money Newcastle got for him – £30m, it was an absolutely brilliant deal for Newcastle,” Parlour told the Alan Brazil Up Front podcast.

Sissoko scored 12 times in 133 appearances in all competitions during a four-season stay at St James’ Park.

Tottenham signed five players in the summer transfer window following the north London side’s third-place finish in the Premier League table last term.

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