Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has suggested on Sky Sports that Moussa Sissoko could leave Newcastle United at the end of the season.
The former France international made the prediction before Sunday’s Tyne-Wear derby between Sunderland and Newcastle at the Stadium of Light.
“He can run with the ball, he is powerful, he can score goals - maybe he does not score as many goals as one would like him to, he can score more I think,” Henry told Sky Sports. “He has been, for me, the best player for Newcastle so far this season.”
When asked if Sissoko can play for a top side one say, the 37-year-old said: “I think so. He starts for France now, he is a regular starter for France.
“We all know what he can do in this league and what he has been doing for Newcastle, but I don’t think that they are going to have him next season… He has been more than good for them.”
Sissoko has been on the books of Newcastle since 2013 and has established himself as one of the better midfielders in the Premier League.
Although the France international’s performance against Sunderland left much to be desired, he is one who could make the step up to a bigger club.
In 29 Premier League appearances so far this season, the 25-year-old has scored three goals and created 35 chances, while having a pass accuracy of 78% and a shot accuracy of 44%.
With Newcastle lacking the ambition to challenge for a European finish, one suspects that Sissoko could be tempted to leave if an offer from a big club comes in.
After all, not so long ago Yohan Cabaye left Newcastle for French giants Paris Saint-Germain.