Former Arsenal midfiedler delivers blunt verdict on Tottenham signing

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

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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