Has Nacer Chadli deal tempted West Brom to target Tottenham flop Moussa Sissoko?

West Brom manager Tony Pulis before the match

West Bromwich Albion have been linked with a surprise move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko.

According to a recent report from The Sun, West Brom are interested in Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko - in a deal that would surprise many if it ultimately went through.

Sissoko endured a miserable year at White Hart Lane following his £30 million move, but Spurs are still determined to make £20 million from any sale of the Frenchman, The Sun reports, and the Baggies appear to be keen to be the ones to offer him a fresh challenge.

Tottenham's Moussa SissokoTottenham's Moussa Sissoko

Based on how Sissoko has played during the last two Premier League seasons in particular, it would undoubtedly be a major gamble for Tony Pulis' men to meet Spurs' demands - arguably a risk that few West Brom fans will initially support.

But perhaps Pulis' judgement may have been influenced by the form Nacer Chadli has enjoyed since switching Spurs for the Hawthorns for £13 million (via BBC Sport) last summer.

Though Chadli showed a lot more during his time with Tottenham than Sissoko has so far, he was arguably not given the first-team football he needed to fully demonstrate his quality - starting just 10 times in 29 Premier League appearances during his final year with Spurs - and Sissoko's appearance statistics from this past campaign are very similar.

The former Newcastle man started just eight times, making a further 17 appearances from the bench in the top flight, so he may argue that that has not helped his chances of proving a success.

West Bromwich Albion's Nacer Chadli celebrates scoring their first goalNacer Chadli has enjoyed an excellent spell since leaving Tottenham for West Brom

Perhaps it may not be out of the question to suggest that Pulis is optimistic that by bringing Sissoko to West Brom, he can give him the platform to play on a much more regular basis in the hope that he can prove as influential as Chadli has. 

Based on his form last year however, it would hardly be a surprise if Tottenham fans doubted that Sissoko was capable of turning his fortunes around, even if he did secure a move away.

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