Moussa Sissoko has probably played his last match at Tottenham, as an amicable split is on the cards after the Frenchman’s “difficult year at the club.”
Sissoko didn’t come out and blatantly say he is assuredly leaving the club, but the writing is certainly on the wall. Sissoko, for the first time since his inaugural season at the club, severely and consistently underperformed.
Even though he made 25 top flight appearances this season, his contributions were more of the bit-part, fringe variety. He didn’t command the midfield and made far more errors than in previous seasons.
Sissoko’s probable departure will represent a mutually beneficial parting of ways. Sissoko was, for the most part, way off the pace during the 2020-2021 campaign. And while he has been a reliable member of the club since arriving in 2016, the time has come for the Frenchman to move on.
He isn’t the only one heading for the exit door, as Serge Aurier recently confirmed his desire to leave north London, with PSG as his desired destination.
Others will invariably follow suit, with a bunch of players’ futures uncertain. It’s still unclear as to where Sissoko will end up, as no teams have yet come out of the woodwork to show their interest in the 31-year-old.
He still has the capacity to start regularly for a team in the top flight, just not a side vying for European places. He’ll want to find a new home that will provide an opportunity to contribute regularly. Which is no longer a possibility at Tottenham.