Alan Shearer has named Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko as his flop of the season.
Pundit Alan Shearer has told The Sun that he thinks Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko is the flop of the season after a disappointing campaign.
A lot of things went well for Spurs this season; they may not have won the Premier League title, but they finished the season with the best attack, best defence, fewest defeats and the top goalscorer, with Harry Kane retaining his Golden Boot.
However, missing out on the title is made all the more frustrating by the fact that Tottenham’s work in the transfer window last summer proved to be a major disappointment.
Midfielder Victor Wanyama starred, but Pau Lopez and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou were forgotten men, striker Vincent Janssen scored just two Premier League goals and Moussa Sissoko endured a predictably poor season.
Sissoko, 27, was a strange signing by Spurs on deadline day in August, as whilst he showed flashes of his quality during the European Championships with France, he was virtually invisible in Newcastle’s relegation campaign last season.
The midfielder came with a heft £30million price tag, and failed to live up to even half of that, ending the season with no goals and two assists in 25 Premier League games – though he started just eight times.
Now, pundit Alan Shearer – who saw plenty of Sissoko at Newcastle – has told The Sun that he thinks Sissoko is the flop of the season, and the fact that he cost £1million more than Chelsea star N’Golo Kante is ‘scary’.
Shearer added that Newcastle must have been laughing when Tottenham wanted to sign Sissoko, claiming he was a ‘huge and costly mistake’ for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
“It is quite scary to think Sissoko cost £1million more than Kante,” said Shearer. “Newcastle must have been laughing when Tottenham stumped up £30m to take the midfielder away. The Frenchman has started just eight league games for Spurs, scoring no goals, and his signing has to go down as a huge and costly mistake,” he added.
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