Editorial

Tottenham will only have themselves to blame if they fail to sign target

Tottenham Hotspur have been busy clearing out their midfield this summer, with Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb and Nacer Chadli all allowed to leave in recent weeks. The Lilywhites have had their sights set on a number of replacements, with Newcastle United’s Moussa Sissoko understood to be their priority target. Entering deadline day, Spurs are now ramping up the interest with a formal bid, but will only have themselves to blame if they fail to secure the signing.

Although Sissoko was part of the Newcastle side relegated from the Premier League last season, there’s no denying that he possesses the quality to join one of the top teams. The midfielder played a starring role in the French national team during the European Championships, setting himself apart from the rest in the final against Portugal. Sissoko can be an important asset and the calibre of player that Spurs will need for the Champions League and another top four finish.

Tottenham have known throughout the summer that the Magpies want £30 million to sell, and would even accept the payment in manageable £6 million instalments to make it easier for interested suitors. Sissoko has left international training with France to facilitate the quick transfer, and is obviously keen on moving to White Hart Lane. Now is the perfect opportunity for Spurs to finally get their man and greatly strengthen their squad, and they will only have themselves to blame if they fail to push the transfer through with low bids.

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