With Tom Huddlestone‘s development not quite panning out as predicted at White Hart Lane, the Lilywhites seem to be seeking alternative options for a box-to-box midfielder to develop and offer back-up to Sandro and Mousa Dembele. Moussa Sissokho is rumoured to be the man in the frame to fill this role and create a triumvirate of young talented midfielders at the club along with Tom Carroll and Jake Livermore. But how good can Sissokho be?
Sissokho has been at Toulouse for his entire career so far, being a starting central midfielder for the last five years registering at least 30 appearances every season. In this time he has emerged as a rock for this team, especially after the departure of star striker Pierre-Andre Gignac. This stable style of growth is generally typified by his play and his stats.
His heading could do with some improvement but our data regularly shows that younger midfielders struggle to win aerial duels, implying that some old heads are using their experience to gain advantage.
If you can do it all, you can do it all better.
Sissokho has a range of abilities which have earned him comparisons to Patrick Vieira and Yaya Toure. Part of this is an ability to get up and down the pitch and influence the play with his wiry, long frame. His pass accuracy is good although not exceptional at 81%.
He also puts himself about all over the pitch:
By Nic English