Even though the Premier League window has shut up shop, the Spanish sides can still make a signing ahead of their extended window, which is to end at 11:00 PM BST on 1 September.
While we cannot sign any players from La Liga, there are reports suggesting that Valencia are interested in bringing in Moussa Sissoko on a loan deal and end the French midfielder’s torrid spell with us.
Plaza Deportiva (h/t IBTimes) reports that Los Che are trying to convince our manager Mauricio Pochettino to let Sissoko join them. Their new manager, Marcelino Garcia Toral has seen a lot of changes in his playing squad.
Unfortunately for them, Andreas Pereira of Manchester United did not make the move to the La Liga side after doing extremely well for Granada last season. The failure to sign the young Brazilian seems to have spurred on Los Che and they are planning to fill in that gap of an attacking midfielder by signing the former Newcastle United star.
Andreas Pereira's camp saying he's not moving today. More than 10 clubs interested, including Valencia, but Mourinho wants to keep him.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) August 31, 2017
Sissoko had a horrible time for us last season and there were many reports claiming that the £95,000-per-week earner would be joining Turkish side Trabzonspor on loan, but that didn’t take place either. It will also be interesting to see if Valencia are in a position to pay the entire amount or not, given that they have been in a spot of bother regarding their finances in recent years.
This could be the final chance for Sissoko to make his move away to another side and if he does not play regularly ahead of a World Cup year, the 27-year-old would be missing out on joining a talented French side that swept Netherlands away 4-0 in yesterday’s World Cup qualifier game.
Sissoko and Pochettino should decide if he is going to stay here and given that this is the last chance saloon at the moment, loaning the Frenchman would be a win-win situation for all.
Valencia would have to foot the majority of his rather astronomical wages but at least we would be able to get rid of the Frenchman and hopefully push a youngster up and provide him with experience.
The clock is ticking and if anyone can crack a deal in the final few minutes, it is Daniel Levy and his team.