Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko has signed a new contract with the London club, running through the summer of 2023, the club announced Friday morning.
With his previous deal set to expire in the summer of 2021 – making the 30-year-old a prime candidate for persistent transfer rumors – Sissoko now seals his long-term future and cashes in one more time as he nears the end of his peak years.
The French international has become a key component of Mauricio Pochettino‘s squad at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, appearing regularly for the club in Premier League play since joining from Newcastle United in the summer of 2016. Sissoko’s first season was somewhat difficult, in and out of the starting lineup to the tune of 25 appearances but just eight starts, but he has become an established regular since. He made 29 league appearances last year, including 27 starts, only hampered by an early-season hamstring injury.
He was also critical to the team’s run to the Champions League final, appearing in 10 of the team’s 13 Champions League matches, starting eight.
Sissoko has started all six of Spurs’ matches this season, partnering with Harry Winks in midfield and embodying the highly demanding Pochettino style of play.
In addition, Sissoko has returned to the French national team setup after a long spell out of the squad. He was absent for much of 2017 and almost all of 2018, but returned to selection in November of 2018 and has appeared in six French national team matches since, including three appearances – two of them starts – in recent Euro qualification play.