Aston Villa look to be wanting to strengthen their young squad this month, with Toulouse and french international, Moussa Sissoko, according to the Metro on Tuesday.
The Center mid’ could be the answer to the pending question of relegation that is hanging over Villa Boss, Paul Lambert’s head and at the cut price of around just £3M it would certainly be a no-brainier for the midlands side to snap Sissoko up.
However, Aston Villa could face stiff competition for the French man, with Sunderland and Arsenal, Liverpool, Juventus and Newcastle, are all reported to be interested in the 23-year old.
The Frenchman would certainly fill the void left behind by Stylian Petrov’s illness. Sissoko’s, pace, strength, passing, tackling and marking, along side with his age, put him up there with some of the best box-to-box midfielders in the world and has been compared to the likes of Patrick Viera, Roy Keane, Yaya Toure and Ramieres.
Sissoko has played for his country at every level, from U-16 right up to the national side has been ever present for his club side Toulouse, since breaking into the first team in 2007 and has played 183 times for the French side.
Paul Lambert’s intent to throw the youngsters like, Lowton, Westwood and Herd into front line is apparent and Sissoko could add some more experience to that fresh faced midfield but still offer Lambert the youthfulness he seems to demand.
Villa though, will have to act fast if they are to secure the signature of the midfield engine room. In my opinion, Sissoko is one of the best young midfielders in world football and would walk into almost any premier league side.