Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of French international midfielder Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle United in a deal worth £30m, equalling the club record transfer when Erik Lamela arrived from Roma in 2013.

The former Newcastle midfielder was previously interested in moving to Spain and desperately wanted to play for Real Madrid but Zidane believed Sissoko is overpriced.

Sissoko was given permission to leave the France national team training base at Clairefontaine on Wednesday morning and Everton were also well in the race, having made their own £30m offer, until late in the day when it became clear the player would be joining Tottenham.

It has even been rumoured that the Toffees had a private jet ready to collect the player and had also made preparations for a medical before being forced to admit defeat.


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