Moussa Sissoko looks set to be one step closer to departing Championship side Newcastle United, with Spanish giants Real Madrid ready to make a move to bring the French international to the Bernabéu , according to The Shields Gazette.
Sissoko had a hugely disappointing season last campaign as Newcastle suffered relegation from the Premier League, but was much more impressive during Euro 2016, helping host nation France reach the final.
Subsequently there has been a great deal of interest throughout Europe for Sissoko, and Benitez looks set to allow him to leave. Whether that would be for the £35 million price tag the club have put on his head, or something a little less remains to be seen.
The club are seemingly building for life without Sissoko, with a deal for Hull’s Mohammed Diame edging closer, so his departure from St James’ Park seems somewhat of an inevitability.
Any potential deal to Madrid could include 2 players coming the other way, as Rafa Benitez plots an immediate return to the Premier League.
Newcastle fans…What do you think? Will you be happy to see the Sissoko transfer saga come to an end? How much is he actually worth? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!