Watford fee for Moussa Sissoko revealed as deal with Tottenham is struck

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Moussa Sissoko is set to join Watford in what football.london understands is a £3m deal from Tottenham Hotspur.

It comes on the day that Tottenham announced the signing of talented 18-year-old Metz midfielder Pape Matar Sarr in a deal which sees him return to the French club on loan for the season.

Sissoko joined Spurs back in 2016 from Newcastle United as their £30m club record signing but struggled in his first few years at the club.

The France international did later become a key first team player under Mauricio Pochettino and was one of the team’s mainstays in their run to the Champions League final in the 2018/19 season.

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Sissoko was rewarded with a new contract that year, three years with an option for a fourth, a rarity for a player in their thirties at Tottenham.

However, the 32-year-old midfielder found himself unable to become a regular under Jose Mourinho and with the return of highly-rated young midfielder Oliver Skipp from loan at Norwich, Sissoko was told that he could leave the club this summer.

Sissoko was an unused substitute on the bench for the opening match against Manchester City but has been left out of each of the subsequent matchday squads by Nuno Espirito Santo.

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It has taken some time to find a move for the Frenchman but now a switch to Hertfordshire is happening.

It will bring an end to a five-year spell in north London after 202 matches for Sissoko and Tottenham are also looking to aid Serge Aurier in his desire to leave the club before the end of the transfer window.

First team regulars Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela have already left the club this summer as well as goalkeeper Joe Hart.

Source by Football London

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