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Moussa Sissoko reveals the ‘truth’ behind his deadline day move to Tottenham

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While this transfer window was dominated by the sensational returns to their former clubs from Paul Pogba and David Luiz, the most intriguing story probably involved Moussa Sissoko.

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The Frenchman was part of the Newcastle squad that got relegated from the Premier League last season and he constantly reiterated his desire to leave the club throughout the summer.

However, with just hours remaining of the transfer window, Sissoko still hadn’t found himself a new club.

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Sissoko has revealed the ‘truth’ and it certainly differs from the reports. He claims that he had never intended on joining Everton and was always set to become a Spurs player.

“It’s funny,” he told L’Equipe.

“I was watching TV, and I saw that a deal had been done with Everton and that I had signed for them.

“But I was in London, waiting to sign my contract (with Spurs).

“The main thing is that I signed for the club I wanted to join. Of course I would have liked it to have happened earlier, but now it’s done.”

In June, the midfielder declared his love for Arsenal and seemingly issued a ‘come-and-get-me-plea’ to Arsene Wenger.

“Everyone knows, I often said it when I was young, Arsenal is the club of my heart, because there were quite a few French players there like Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Sylvain Wiltord, Patrick Vieira who was my idol…

“The beautiful Arsenal. We will see. I cannot tell you if I am going to go to Arsenal.”

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