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Transfer Balls: Arsenal Get Newcastle’s Sissoko Because His Super-Agent Says So

by | 30th, November 2014

Transfer Balls: The Sunday Times  says Arsenal are ready to invest £15m raid on Newcastle’s Sissoko.

French midfielder’s defensive drive appeals to Wenger as he searches for sturdy cover in Jack Wilshere’s absence

Sturdy cover for “sturdy” Jack Wilshere? When you think of Wilshere, sturdy is not a word that springs to mind. But is Sissoko coming to the Emirates?

[In 2013] The club said Sissoko had signed a six-and-a-half year contract. However, that was contradicted in the summer when his agent Frederic Guerra claimed Sissoko had only 18 months left on his deal at St James’ Park.

Did they sign the same contract?   On Jan 25, 2013, the Mail reported:

Having made 218 appearances for Toulouse, his only club, Sissoko has signed a six-and-a-half-year deal with Alan Parde’s side.

In May 2014, the Express said:

MOUSSA SISSOKO is ready to quit Newcastle after just 18 months. The £6million-rated midfielder insists he will listen to offers despite having five-and-a-half years left on his contract.

So how does the agent think Sissoko has much shorter contract? Six months ago, Guerra was quoted:

“The future of Moussa Sissoko? He has another year and a half on his contract at Newcastle and we are open to all proposals,.”

The Journal has more:

But the plot thickens when you scratch the surface, because the man who The Journal understands to have day-to-day responsibilities as Sissoko’s agent is not really Guerra but another agent back home in France of Malian background.

The man in question also has Cheick M’Bengue, a former Tolouse team-mate of Sissoko’s, on his books but Guerra steps up on Sissoko’s behalf because cross-country transfers are never really that simple.

You see, Guerra is one of a small band of agents who qualify as being very, very well-connected.

His client list which includes Loic Remy, Clement Grenier, Mo Diarra and former Magpies man

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