Official: Everton agree deal for Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko
It looks like Moussa Sissoko will not be playing in the Championship after all.
Everton have agreed on a deal to sign French international Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle United for a reported fee of £30m. The deal is said to be for five years with all three parties having agreed to terms to bring the midfielder to Goodison Park. The 27-year-old midfielder excelled during France’s Euro 2016 campaign and was in search for a big club this summer.
Sissoko has reportedly landed in England from the France national team training camp to complete the medical and the formalities with the Toffees. With Ronald Koeman in search of a midfielder, Sissoko would be a perfect addition to the Everton lineup.
The French midfielder spent four seasons with the Magpies accumulating over 100 appearances and scoring 12 goals in the process. However, Newcastle’s elimination from the Premier League triggered Sissoko to find a new club and Everton seems to be his most likely destination.
Tottenham were reportedly interested in the box-to-box midfielder all summer but Newcastle’s valuation of £30m for the player proved too much for them. Newcastle has thus far shown resilience into not letting a good player leave for low fees in spite of having been relegated to the Championship.
Everton have made some impressive business this season most notably being the recruitment of Dutchman Ronald Koeman as their manager. They have also added goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg and Yannick Bolasie to their ranks in a bid to fight for Champions League spots.
The Toffees have made an impressive start in the Premier League under Koeman with them collecting 7 points from their first three games. They have also successfully persuaded Romelu Lukaku into staying at Goodison Park for at least another season.
With the potential addition of Sissoko, Everton look like a strong side in increasingly competitive Premier League.