It’s a match made in heaven, with the circumstances favouring the marriage. Mohamed Sissoko and Juventus appear destined to be with each other and in all likelihood, the duo will be happily tying the knot this month and living with each other in a potentially fruitful partnership in Turin.
The Malian defensive midfielder has fallen out of favour with Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez and is critical of the Spaniard’s rotation policy which he believes accounts for him not playing regularly so far this season. Sissoko is 22 and for any player of his age, regular football always heads the priority list. But he has realised that under Rafa at Liverpool, he would have to stay satisfied with the crusts and crumbs.
According to this Sky Sports report, Sissoko is confident that he will be making the switch to Juve this month. Juventus manager Claudio Ranieri is a long-time admirer of the player and worked with him when the Italian was in charge of Spanish club Valencia. Juventus are looking for some additions to their squad in January to strengthen their push for the Italian Serie A title.
This is what Sissoko told French radio station RMC:
”It isn’t done yet, but my agent is in advanced discussions with the club. I hope they will reach an agreement, but I’m very happy a club like that wants me to come. I want a new challenge. The last few months at Liverpool haven’t gone as I would have wished. But that’s football, and now I want to move on to a new stage of my life and flourish on the pitch.”
So it is clear to one and all tate Sissoko is set to leave Anfield. Not that he would be missed by the Reds. Benitez has employed Javier Mascherano as the anchorman in midfield and the club is keener to keep the Argentinian international on a permanent basis.