Last summer around this time, there was a transfer saga that unfolded between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur for a player who was brilliant at the Euro 2016 for France.
It was not Paul Pogba who starred for France but a certain Moussa Sissoko who lit up the tournament with his performances. And when the French midfielder was courted by many but chose to move to Tottenham Hotspur for a £30million last August, it was supposed termed as a coup by Spurs!
But things did not pan out as planned and the midfielder saw very little action under Mauricio Pochettino last season. Things do not look any rosy as Sissoko is likely to have very little playing time during the upcoming season.
Sissoko needs to have regular action this year – at whichever club he chooses to stay – to secure his place in the French World Cup squad.
As reported by Evening Standard, Marseille are keen to rekindle their interest in Sissoko and believe that they can agree on a deal for the player. The French Ligue1 club has already done business with the Londoners after completing a move for Clinton Njie, who had been on loan with them last season.
The French club is believed to prefer an initial loan deal with a clause to buy, and hope that an agreement can be reached before the transfer window closes next month.
Sissoko has struggled to impress for the North London club since his move from Newcastle United. The deadline day signing from last summer played in 35 games but struggled to score even once. However, he is still very much in the plans of national manager Didier Deschamps and only regular first team football with his club can guarantee him a place in the France squad.
The midfielder is no stranger to the French league having played six seasons for Toulouse before moving to Newcastle in 2013. He is frustrated at having spent so much time on the sidelines, and a deal with Marseille would be something that would be beneficial for all the three parties involved.
Will a move back to France revive his flagging career?