On the heels of an exemplary performance for France in the Euro 2016 Final, Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko may have earned himself a spot on a Premier League roster – and possibly the Champions League.
According to Catalan newspaper Sport, Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri sees Sissoko as a potential replacement for central midfielder N’Golo Kante – who also happens to play for the French national team. Per the source, the club believes that Kante is on his way out after a breakout season in the Premier League this past year.
Sissoko had one of the finest performances of his career in the Euro 2016 Final, displaying great skill and solid shooting even though France were shut out of the 1-0 loss to Portugal.
The 26-year-old Sissoko had one goal and seven assists in the Premier League this past year, but the team could not avoid the dreaded drop into the Championship division.
Leicester City, on the other hand, staved off relegation in 2015 and won the title in 2016 – earning a spot in the Champions League in the process. Per Sport Witness, a transfer for Sissoko would cost at least €20 million.
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