Trabzonspor confirm interest in Moussa Sissoko

Moussa Sissoko of France and Sebastian Larsson of Sweden competes for the ball during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Sweden and France at Friends Arena on June 9, 2017 in Solna,...

Trabzonspor have confirmed an interest in the Tottenham Hotspur winger.

Speaking to Turkish Football, Trabzonspor president Muharrem Usta has confirmed his intentions to sign Tottenham Hotspur dud Moussa Sissoko.

The French winger has been linked with a move away from Tottenham this summer after failing to live up to expectation following a £30 million switch 12 months ago.

A number of Premier League clubs - including West Brom and Everton - have been linked but the strongest report has come from Gunebakis, which claimed that the 27-year-old was keen on a switch to Turkey due to it being a predominantly Muslim country.

Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur and Javier Manquillo of Sunderland compete for the ball during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at Stadium of Light on...

And the Trabzonspor supremo has confirmed his interest in the former Newcastle United star, but says Spurs aren't keen on giving up on their big investment just yet.

"We are in talks with Moussa Sissoko," Usta told Turkish Football.

"He is a very important player, Tottenham paid £35 million for him. He didn't live up to expectations last season but this can happen in football.

"We want to loan him and get his career back on track. Obviously Tottenham do not want to give up on a player they paid that kind of money for but we will see."

A loan does not suit Tottenham, who might prefer to sell him outright but, according to Transfermarkt, his value is now only around £16.2 million.

Tottenham Hotspur's French midfielder Moussa Sissoko controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park in...

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