Moussa Sissoko has revealed that despite deadline day talk of him joining Everton, Tottenham Hotspur were the club he always wanted to join.

In a deal that went down to the wire, Tottenham finally agreed to match Newcastle United’s asking price of £30m, and secured the signature of the France midfielder on deadline day.

Everton also had a bid accepted by Everton and also agreed personal terms with the player’s advisers, but Tottenham finally pulled off the deal with minutes left in the transfer window.

Sissoko revealed that all the talk of him joining Everton was amusing for him as he was waiting in London on Wednesday evening to sign the contract with Tottenham.

He admits that he would have liked it if his future had been sorted out earlier, but the Frenchman is happy that he is at the club where he wanted to be.  


“But I never went to Everton [even though it was said I would]. It’s funny”, Sissoko was quoted as saying by French sports daily L’Equipe.

“I was watching TV, and I saw that a deal had been done with Everton and that I had signed for them.

“But I was in London, waiting to sign my contract [with Spurs].

“The main thing is that I signed for the club I wanted to join.

"Of course I would have liked it to have happened earlier, but now it’s done.”

There is talk that Sissoko ignored phone calls from Everton boss Ronald Koeman in the frantic final hours of deadline day as Tottenham forced a deal through in their favour.