Moussa Sissoko could be important for Tottenham Hotspur this season

Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur (L) celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur (R) during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Tottenham...

Moussa Sissoko was linked with a move away from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window.

Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur contorls the ball while under pressure from Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Champions League group H match between...

Moussa Sissoko’s struggles during the 2016-17 season fuelled speculation that the midfielder could leave Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2017.

The London Evening Standard credited French club Marseille with interest in the former Newcastle United midfielder.

The France international himself said that he was open to the idea of leaving Spurs in the summer transfer window, as quoted by The Telegraph.

Tottenham's French midfielder Moussa Sissoko (L) clears the ball ahead of APOEL FC's Brazilian defender Carlao (C) during the UEFA Champions League football match between Apoel FC and...

Sissoko, though, remained at Spurs and has established himself as an important player for the North London outfit.

Injuries to Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama have opened the door for the former Toulouse star to play quite regularly for Mauricio Pochettino’s side so far this season.

The 28-year-old has started four Premier League matches and one Champions League fixture for Spurs.

Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Wembley Stadium on August 27, 2017 in London, England.

Once Dembele and Wanyama return to full fitness, Sissoko is likely to go back to being a substitute player, but his performances so far suggest that he could step up whenever needed.

In a World Cup year, the former Newcastle midfielder will be determined to perform well in order to be part of the France national squad.

Sissoko was a peripheral figure for Tottenham last season, but the Frenchman has already shown that he can play an important role this campaign.

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