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Tottenham star sends mixed messages about his future


Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko has suggested a number of clubs are interested in signing him, but he is letting his agent resolve his future.

Sissoko’s contract with Spurs runs until the end of the 2022-23 season and he has indicated he might leave this summer.

The 31-year-old joined the north London club from Newcastle in 2016. He has since been used mostly as a rotation player by both Mauricio Pochettino and current boss Jose Mourinho.

The France international is now sending mixed messages about where he will end up.

“I do not know [if I will stay]. My contract ends in 2023. I could tell you yes, but we know that everything goes very quickly in football,” he told beIN Sports, via InsideFutbol.

“I have to try to have the best possible season with my club. At the end of the year there is the European Championship and I hope to be there.

“Things outside, I let my agent take care of them. There have been calls from different clubs, but I remain focused on Tottenham.”

Like at club level, Sissoko has been in and out of his national team’s side. He failed to make their 2018 World Cup-winning squad but has been called up consistently in recent times.

He faces stiff competition for a place in the French midfield, with fellow Premier League players N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba just two of many options that the nation has at their disposal.

Sissoko is clearly conscious of this, and with his game time remaining inconsistent, he may seek a move away.

Tottenham could also look to cash in while they can, with the midfielder ageing and his contract expiry drawing closer.


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Prem boss admired by Spurs chiefs

Meanwhile, the club’s chiefs including chairman Daniel Levy reportedly have an admiration for Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers amid doubts over Mourinho’s future.

Spurs sat top of the Premier League after 12 games, but they have since suffered a downturn in form.

They have only picked up 12 points from 12 games and have slipped to ninth, with a game in hand.

As such, pressure has mounted on Mourinho, with speculation rising that he could face the sack. According to the Daily Mail, Foxes manager Rodgers is among those who the north London club are looking at. What’s more, RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann has admirers at Spurs.

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