The French international is keen on leaving Newcastle United this summer.
France's Moussa Sissoko shoots at goal
Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has been discussing his future this week, explaining that he has spoken to Rafa Benitez about an exit from the club and admitting it would be a dream to play for Real Madrid.
Speaking to L’Equipe the midfield dynamo had this to say:
"I want to evolve in the first division in order to continue my progress, develop myself , have fun and continue to evolve in the France team.
Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko in action with Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen
"I had a very good discussion with my coach Rafa Benitez and we could put our cards on the table. The club requires a significant amount and the clubs that I want to be forced to find common ground with my leadership. I am ready to take my pain with patience.
"Since the beginning of my career, I have not had the chance to play matches in the Champions League. My wish is to join a really big club .
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane
“To reject Real Madrid is difficult. Who would not be flattered to receive interest from one of the best clubs, if not the best. To grow under the orders of Zinedine Zidane could be something fantastic.”
Real Madrid are just one of a handful of big sides being linked with Sissoko’s signature this summer. Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be keeping an eye on the Newcastle player.
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez during the press conference
It comes after the midfield maestro shone on international duty with the French team at Euro 2016 this summer and due to Sissoko’s unwillingness to play on the second tier following the Magpies relegation to the Championship last season.
Sissoko did not feature for Newcastle last night as they suffered a surprise defeat at the hands of Fulham at Craven Cottage despite doing plenty of business in the transfer market.