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I miss France - Sissoko

13th January 2018, 15:01 by James Mason

Midfielder Moussa Sissoko has sparked doubts over his Tottenham future after saying he misses playing in France's top flight.

The France international spent six years in Toulouse's first-team ranks before joining Premier League outfit Newcastle United in January 2013 on a six-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

An impressive Euro 2016 campaign with Les Bleus led to a transfer for the 28-year-old from the Magpies to Spurs, the latter shelling out £30million on transfer deadline-day.

The midfielder is yet to really hit the heights since joining Tottenham and there have been reports suggesting the club are looking to part ways with the Frenchman this month.

Sissoko's comments have now added further strength to these claims after he revealed he does miss playing in Ligue 1.

Talking to SFR Sport, he said: "When I look at the French championship, yes I miss it a bit. It was where I started, I have a lot of friends who still play [in Ligue 1], I think it would be nice to play against them.

"But at the same time, I'm very happy to be here, it's [the Premier League] a championship I've always wanted to play in."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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