Moussa Sissoko has admitted that his decision to leave Newcastle United has left the fans disappointed.
Speaking to the Chronicle, Moussa Sissoko has admitted that his decision to leave Newcastle United has not gone down well with the fans at St. James’ Park.
Following much speculation throughout the entire summer, Moussa Sissoko finally completed a move away from Newcastle United on transfer deadline day after joining Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur.
Newcastle United received around £30 million from the sale of Sissoko to Tottenham and while the fee is certainly a staggering one, it has to be said that the Magpies have lost a very good player.
Understandably, a section of the Newcastle fans are not too pleased with Sissoko at the moment and now the midfielder has gone on to acknowledge the fact that his decision to leave may have disappointed the St. James’ Park faithful.
As quoted by the Chronicle, the Frenchman admitted that he has left the Newcastle fans sad with his departure but explained that the move to Tottenham was one he simply needed to make.
He stated, “As you know, a new adventure begins for me. Despite the difficulties, I decided to join Tottenham. This choice was a necessity and I needed a new challenge. While I know that this decision can make Newcastle fans sad and disappointed, I want them to know that I will never forget.
“I’ve always played with heart for them and the club. I’ve enjoyed the atmosphere of St James’ Park every game. I’ve liked living in Newcastle and I’ve found a warmth that contrasted with the cold of the English north.
“This heat around the club, initiated by the fans, has often warmed my heart while I was far from my friends and my family. There were good and bad times.”
Sissoko’s departure may have hurt some Newcastle fans but majority on social media website Twitter have also gone on to express their delight at the 27-year-old finally leaving Tyneside.