Has Moussa Sissoko suggested he could leave Tottenham Hotspur?

Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko waits to come on as a substitute

Moussa Sissoko joined Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2016.

Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko waits to come on as a substitute

Moussa Sissoko has had a disappointing season for Tottenham Hotspur. Signed from Newcastle United in the summer of 2016 for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £30 million, the France international has failed to make a huge impact at Spurs.

The 27-year-old midfielder has managed to make only eight starts in the Premier League this season, providing two assists in the process.

Sissoko has admitted his disappointment at his lack of regularly playing time, and the former Newcastle man seems to have suggested that he could be looking to leave Tottenham in the summer transfer window.

Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko

“It’s true that I was expecting a lot more minutes this season,” Football.London quotes Sissoko as saying. “Then again, I did arrive in a team that was working really well last year, and again this year with the same XI.

“I tried to make the most of the time I was given. Of course, I’m disappointed, but the manager has choices to make and I have to respect them.

“For me, what’s most important is the team. We had a good year, we finished second. There’s the game against Hull next, the France squad, and then I’ll have time to think, to ask myself the right questions and we’ll see then. We’ll have to see what’s best for me and try to make a choice. Next year is a World Cup year.”

Summer departure

Sissoko’s comments suggest that he could be on his way out of Tottenham in the summer transfer window.

The Frenchman does not seem to be in manager Mauricio Pochettino’s plan, and it would make sense for him to find a new club.

After all, Sissoko will have to play regularly next season in order to be a part of the France national squad for the 2018 World Cup finals.

Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko in action with Burnley's Ben Mee

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