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Newcastle Transfer News: Moussa Sissoko Hints At Toon Stay

The Frenchman needs first-team football - and he's guaranteed that on Tyneside.

Moussa Sissoko has hinted that he sees his future at Newcastle United - because he thinks he will get the "opportunity" to play regularly for the Magpies next season. The 25-year-old midfielder revealed he has spoken to France head coach Didier Deschamps, who told him that he must play for a club where he will start regularly during the 2015-16 campaign if he is to maintain his international place ahead of Euro 2016 in his native land. With 28 caps to his name to date, Sissoko has been an almost ever-present during Deschamps' tenure - and the promise that he will be selected if he plays regularly has convinced the midfielder to take stock of his situation, "think it over" with his uncle who is also his agent, and more than likely stay on Tyneside.
Sissoko, who is currently at France€™s Clairefontaine training base ahead of France€™s friendly fixtures with Belgium on Sunday and Albania on Saturday June 13th, told this to L'Equipe:
"My future - I am thinking it over (right now). "The coach, Didier Deschamps, has said that next season will be very important and that I will need game time, to play regularly - I have that opportunity at Newcastle. "Now, I will try to finish this season well with France, then I will think it over with my uncle - who is also my agent - (and) we will take the right decisions after the holiday, which I am in need of."
Meanwhile, Steve McClaren is expected to be named as the next permanent Newcastle United head coach imminently and Sissoko has revealed he is €œhappy€ for the Englishman - even if he doesn€™t €œknow anything€ about the ex-Derby County boss. The Magpies have been looking for a permanent successor to Alan Pardew ever since the Londoner left for Crystal Palace at the turn of the year and it now appears as if they have finally settled on McClaren. Sacked by Derby County last month, McClaren has reportedly turned down Newcastle on two previous occasions but appears to have accepted the Magpies€™ third approach. And Sissoko said this when he was asked about McClaren€™s imminent arrival at St James€™ Park:
€œI don€™t know anything about Steve McClaren but I€™m happy for him!€
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