Wed 10 Jul 2024, 15:00 · Liam Brusby

Former Newcastle United midfielder makes return to English football after two years away

Former Newcastle United midfielder makes return to English football after two years away
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Former Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has made a triumphant return to England.

The Frenchman has rejoined Championship club Watford following his release from Ligue 1 side Nantes.

Now 34, Sissoko looks to be in the twilight of his career after spells in England and France.

Sissoko has signed a two-year deal with the aim of taking Watford back to the Premier League.

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Moussa Sissoko: former Newcastle United star

Sissoko joined the Magpies from Toulouse in 2013 for a reported £1.5million and made an instant impact, bagging an assist on his debut in a 2-1 win against Aston Villa.

Sissoko was one of many French players who joined the club during that period of time.

In the 2014/15 season, he was made captain for a number of games following an injury to Fabricio Collocini

He was named captain again towards the end of the 2015/16 season while trying to fight against relegation. He would score in a 3-0 win against Swansea City but it wouldn't be enough and relegation was confirmed.

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Sissoko's career after Newcastle United

Following Newcastle's relegation, Sissoko was part of the French national side that reached the finals of Euro 2016. He opted against playing in the Championship, sealing a £30m move to Tottenham Hotspur on deadline day.

He would become a key member of the squad during his time there, helping them reach the Champions League final before giving away a controversial penalty early on in the game.

Sissoko would leave Spurs in 2021 in favour of a move to Watford where he spent a season before joining Nantes.