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Midfielder reveals reason why Tottenham door open for summer exit

Midfielder Moussa Sissoko admits he is ‘open’ to all possibilities and has not ruled out leaving Tottenham during the summer transfer window.

The 31-year-old has just completed his fifth season at the north London club after arriving from Newcastle United in 2016. It was a frustrating campaign for the France international, with only 15 Premier League starts. He did feature heavily in the Europa League and both the FA Cup and EFL Cup.

But the former Toulouse star is becoming more of an impact player from the bench than a starter. There should be a new manager in place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium before the start of next season.

The incoming boss will have his own views on the squad and Sissoko’s future. And the man from the Paris suburbs is refusing to rule out anything regarding his future plans.

“This is my fifth year at the club, and I have had some very good moments,” he told Foot Mercato (via GFFN). “Now, I am a person who does not close any doors. If a new challenge presents itself, we will see what I do.

“But today, I do not close any doors concerning my future, because as I said, it was a difficult year for me at the club.”

Sissoko has two years left on his current deal. Spurs officials know they will have to act sooner rather than later if they are to net a decent transfer fee.

And the man with 67 France caps seems philosophical about what might happen.

“I also want to see what the club will decide,” he added. “Maybe they will say to me: ‘Moussa, it is time to go elsewhere’. Or maybe they will say to me: ‘Moussa, we absolutely want you to stay.’

“In any case, I am open to all propositions today because I have experienced quite a difficult year. I want to play football.”

Sissoko wants to ‘play’ at Tottenham

The talented schemer will turn 32 in August but before then, will join his Les Bleus team-mates at Euro 2020. He has made 202 appearances for the Lilywhites but has made it clear that sitting on the bench is an issue.


“I am happiest when I am on the pitch,” he continued. “I will soon be 32, so I am closer to the end than the beginning of my career. What I want is to continue to play and enjoy myself.

“So I am not saying that I absolutely want to leave Tottenham. I feel good over there, I have had good moments, and I feel good with the fans and my team-mates, who I get on well with.

“We will speak with the club, and we will make a decision at that moment.”

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