Magpies midfielder Moussa Sissoko may be catching the eye for France at the World Cup but he has no plans to leave St James’ Park just yet.
Playing for France alongside Yohann Cabaye, many Magpies fans must have feared Moussa Sissoko would follow the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder’s lead and depart the club this summer for pastures new.
But despite impressing for Les Bleus so far at the tournament – with a goal against Switzerland in France’s 5-2 victory a notable highlight – it would appear that Sissoko sees his future with Newcastle United.
Speaking to the Sunderland Echo, the 24-year-old expressed his satisfaction with life at Newcastle.
“England is made for me, and it fits in with my style of play,” he said.
“I grabbed this chance and I’m very happy to be in the country that’s the home of football.”
On the face of it the comments appear to suggest Sissoko is happy to remain with the Magpies for the foreseeable future, though that, admittedly, could be subject to change should he impress further with France in Brazil.
One potential view on the comments would be to suggest that while Sissoko is happy in England, he would be open to a Premier League move with Newcastle United failing to mount a serious challenge for a European place last term.
A move to the likes of Everton or Tottenham for instance, could be one alternative for Sissoko should he ultimately decided to depart St James’ Park.
For now though, the comments should offer some solace to Magpies’ fans following the departure of Cabaye and the club’s failure to sign Loic Remy on the permanent deal.
That’s not to say the Toon haven’t been busy with Sunderland star Jack Colback already recruited on a free transfer.
Newcastle also remain in the market for a new striker, having been linked to Red Bull Salzburg’s Jonathan Soriano and Burnley front man Danny Ings in recent weeks.