Tottenham Hotspur finalized a move for French midfielder Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle United right before the transfer deadline on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old French international has signed a five-year deal with the Spurs and cost the club a reported £30 million in transfer fee. Sissoko was lauded for his performances during Euro 2016, where he started the tournament on the bench, but forced his way into the starting XI.
Sissoko made 133 appearances for Newcastle during his three and a half seasons at the club, scoring 12 goals in the process. Sissoko revealed his happiness after the move was completed.
“I’m very happy, very proud to be here,” Sissoko told the club’s official website.
“I am in the prime of my career and I want to play for a big team, I have the chance now with Tottenham so I’m looking forward and I hope we will do well in the Premier League and in the Champions League also. I’ve said a lot of times that I want to play in the Champions League so that’s one of the reasons why I came here – to have the possibility and the chance to play this year.
“I will fight every day at the training ground and then in the games and give my best for this team. I hope we will all do well together.”
Sissoko has been capped 44 times by the French national team.
Tottenham also signed winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou from Ligue 1 side Marseille on a five-year contract for around £11 million.