According to Leggo (h/t Sport Witness), AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseco wants to sign Moussa Sissoko if the Serie A giants fail in their pursuit of Jordan Veretout. The last piece of business between Spurs and Roma saw Erik Lamela move from the Stadio Olimpico to join Tottenham in 2013 and now Sissoko could be going in the opposite direction six years later.
It’s hard to see Spurs selling the 29-year-old, however, given how impressive he was under Mauricio Pochettino last season. Sissoko made 44 appearances in all competitions, making four assists, creating 25 chances, boasting 36 successful dribbles (58%), winning 24 aerial duels (53%), averaging 47 passes-per-game with 87% accuracy, blocking 35 shots/passes/crosses and averaging a tackle (36) or interception (16) every 45 minutes.
Despite Sissoko shining in 2018/19, his future may be uncertain at Tottenham due to his age. The £80k-per-week midfielder turns 30 next month and will be out of contract in 2021. It’s hard to see him extending his stay, so Spurs would have to cash in early on the French international rather than risk losing him for nothing in two years. Pochettino isn’t short on options – Tanguy Ndombele, Victor Wanyama, Harry Winks, Dele Alli, Eric Dier – but it may be too soon to offload Sissoko.