Moussa Sissoko has said he was only ever going to sign for Tottenham on transfer deadline day and laughed off interest from Everton.
The Frenchman finally sealed his long-awaited move away from Newcastle with minutes to spare before the transfer deadline. with Spurs reportedly paying the £30million owed to the Magpies in five instalments.
Many media outlets were expecting Sissoko to join Everton but a late twist saw him sign on the dotted line at White Hart Lane, the only scenario that was going to happen according to the 27-year-old.
“I never went to Everton,” Sissoko told L’Equipe after appearing for France in their 3-1 friendly win over Italy on Thursday night.
“It’s funny. I was watching TV, and I saw that a deal had been done with Everton and that I had signed for them.
“But I was in London, waiting to sign my contract (with Spurs).
“The main thing is that I signed for the club I wanted to join. Of course I would have liked it to have happened earlier, but now it’s done.
“I hope to have a good season and I’m happy to be able to play in the Champions League. I have played at a World Cup and a Euro.
“I was only missing playing for the cup with the big ears (Champions League).”