In a dramatic late twist on transfer deadline day, Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko turned down Everton's attempt to lure him to Goodison in favour of a move to Tottenham Hotspur.
With little time left in the transfer window, Spurs matched Everton’s bid of £30 million for Sissoko, which was enough to persuade the French international to ditch his flight to Everton and instead travel to north London. Allegedly Sissoko even turned his phone off so that Ronald Koeman couldn’t contact him.
Here are the best reactions to the crazy transfer of Sissoko to Spurs.
Moussa Sissoko reps have told Everton he doesn't want to sign for them. Ronald Koeman hasn't been able to get hold of Sissoko on the phone— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 31, 2016
Koeman waiting at the airport for Sissoko..https://t.co/R9rwORSMjn— Matt Holt Tips (@MattHoltTips) August 31, 2016
When Tottenham rang up Rafa Benitez and offered £30 million for Moussa Sissoko... https://t.co/uQ4tbUIthz— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) August 31, 2016