Report: Tottenham submit formal offer for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko

Tottenham have reportedly become the first team to make an approach for the Newcastle midfielder.

According to FootMercato in France, Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly become the first team to submit a formal approach to Newcastle United concerning the transfer of Moussa Sissoko.

The French international midfielder is considered one of the Magpies’ key players, and although he was not up to his usual standards in the 2014/15 campaign, he was still one of the bright points in a poor campaign.

Since moving to St James’ Park in 2013, Sissoko has consistently played well for the Tyneside club, earning a vice captaincy role last term, and has retained his place as a frequent selection in the French international fold.

He has featured in many positions for the Magpies, often being placed on the wing, as well as in his natural attacking midfield role, and the same report references comments made by Sissoko earlier this summer, when he admitted he needs to be playing in Europe to ensure that he remains in the plans of French national coach Didier Deschamps.

It is stated that Tottenham are the first club to submit a formal offer for Sissoko, although Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal all remain interested in the midfielder.

Although he is a key player at St James’ Park, it is believed that Newcastle are willing to let Sissoko leave this summer for European football, but they are looking for roughly a fee of £16 million (€23 million) for his services.

It is not known how much Spurs have offered to sign the player, or whether the approach has been accepted.

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