Former Sunderland midfielder Don Hutchison has written in The Chronicle that Moussa Sissoko will leave Newcastle United sooner or later.
“I think it’s only a matter of time before Sissoko leaves,” the former West Ham United man wrote in The Chronicle this week.
“He’s been at St James’ Park long enough to know there won’t be any investment in the team and the management position’s precarious.
“You couldn’t really fault the guy if he took the chance to move to a bigger club and I think the fans would understand because he’s put more heart into it than some.”
Sissoko has been on the books of Newcastle since 2013 and has a contract which runs until June 2019.
The France international is one of the best players in the current Magpies squad and is rated as one of the better midfielders in the Premier League.
The 25-year-old has not exactly been in great form this season, but he remains a vital part of John Carver’s team.
Sissoko has scored two goals and created 31 chances in 27 Premier League appearances so far this campaign, while having a pass accuracy of 79% and winning 41% of the average duels.
Like all other players, Sissoko will certainly harbour ambitions of furthering his career and winning trophies.
Newcastle do not look like they will be able to challenge for major titles anytime soon, and Hutchison’s prediction that the former Toulouse star will depart St. James’ Park could well come true.