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Moussa Sissoko refuses to rule out January departure

Speaking exclusively to our colleagues at Foot Mercato, Newcastle midfielder and French international Moussa Sissoko has refused to rule out a departure during this transfer window, but admitted that there has been no contact with clubs.

“Personally, I feel quite good. As I often say. My job is on the pitch. I am trying to work and to continue to learn. Everybody knows my agent. So if there is something, they will call him directly. Everything that is going on or not, I leave it to my agent. I don’t tell myself that I absolutely want to leave or not. If it is going to happen then it will. I am good at Newcastle. I continue to work hard so that I have the opportunity one day to play for a very big club.”

On PSG…

“Nobody has called me. My agent and I have spoken with nobody. I cannot tell you if their interest is true or false. Today, PSG are one of the biggest clubs in Europe. If I have the chance for them to be interested in me, I will consider it with my agent. These are things that would be difficult to refuse. I would think about it.”

“My aim was to come to England, because for me, it is the league that corresponds the best to my style of play and where I think I can enjoy myself the most. I don’t think that I was wrong. I want to to stay here and play for one of big clubs in England. After that, you never know what might happen tomorrow. But I would prefer to stay in the Premier League.”

On Arsenal…

“I hear a lot of things. But today, nobody has called me, neither my agent. Not a single club. The only thing that I can tell you is that, if they are really interested, they will contact my agent, who is open to all discussions. If he hasn’t told me anything, it means that there is nothing concrete.”

On the Bundesliga…

“For several years now, the German league has risen in strength. We see quite a few players going over there now. When you watch the Champions League, we see that they are often in the final stages. It is a very elevated league. It would interest me But today, my priority is to remain in England.”

On leaving Newcastle this winter…

“It doesn’t just depend on me. I am under contract with Newcastle. If a club wants me, they need to discuss with my agent and my club. Will the club be willing to let me leave? There are a lot of things that enter the equation. My aim is to play for the biggest clubs. After that, it doesn’t just depend on me. The interested club needs to speak to Newcastle, with my agent, so that everyone can reach an agreement.”

On Newcastle…

“I am concentrated on Newcastle. I have another 4 and a half years on my contract. So, in my head, I tell myself that I am here for another four and a half years. I am good at Newcastle. I am appreciated here. I play regularly, there is a good staff. I enjoy myself every weekend. Everything is going well for me.”

On the lure of the Champions League…

“Today, I am 25. I will be 26 this year. My hope is to play Champions League. I have not yet had the chance to do so. I want to play in it. I want to live the great matches. If I have to leave Newcastle, it is something that I will consider.”

[PHOTO: Zimbio.com]

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