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Tottenham Transfer News: Moussa Sissoko Wanted by Valencia in Latest Rumours

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist INovember 4, 2017

Tottenham Hotspur's French midfielder Moussa Sissoko celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Wembley Stadium in London, on October 25, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Ian KINGTON / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  /         (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko is reportedly wanted by Valencia, who could make a move for the French international in January.

Spurs value Sissoko at £22 million and may be tempted to sell the 28-year-old if Valencia come in with a big bid, per Warren Haughton at The Sun.

Sissoko endured a tough first campaign at Spurs following his move from Newcastle United in August of 2016, but he has enjoyed something of a resurgence this season.

The Frenchman has made 10 appearances for Tottenham in the Premier League and four in the UEFA Champions League, per WhoScored.com.

Sissoko played a key role in Spurs' impressive 1-1 Champions League draw with Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu in October, as noted by Goal's Harry Sherlock:

Harry Sherlock @Harry_Sherlock

To a man, Spurs were absolutely excellent. Hugo Lloris' saves unbelievably good. Sissoko, Llorente & Winks brilliant #THFC

Although Sissoko has forced his way into the reckoning recently, Mauricio Pochettino has a wealth of quality options in midfield, meaning the club may well be open to a sale.

Valencia could prove to be an attractive proposition, as they are a team revitalised under new coach Marcelino and lie second in La Liga.

Saturday's win over Leganes saw the club set a new record for consecutive La Liga victories:

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7 - @valenciacf_en have won seven La Liga games in a row for the first time in their history in a single league season. Hint. https://t.co/4eoceBK1QS

Valencia already have plenty of firepower with Rodrigo Moreno and Simone Zaza in top form this season, having contributed 16 of Valencia's 30 La Liga goals.

La Liga writer Andrew Gaffney has also noted how Valencia's form may just be reason for optimism:

Andrew Gaffney @GaffneyVLC

The last time Valencia went unbeaten in their opening 11 #LaLiga matches was in 01/02 season. They won the title. [via @LaLigaenDirecto]

Sissoko, meanwhile, has been included in the France squad for the November friendlies against Wales and Germany and will be hoping to cement his place in Didier Deschamps's plans for next summer's FIFA World Cup:

Equipe de France @equipedefrance

Voilà les 24 Bleus appelés pour affronter l'Allemagne et le Pays de Galles !👊 RDV lundi pour le début du rassemblement #FiersdetreBleus https://t.co/3Ajw6ZVsaq

Any decisions on his future will surely be taken with next summer's tournament in mind, and he may need to be playing regularly, such is the quality of options available to Deschamps.

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