Watford star Moussa Sissoko could retain Premier League status as club appear keen on transfer

Moussa Sissoko, Watford, February 2022.

Newly-promoted Fulham are reportedly keen on Watford star Moussa Sissoko, and could help him retain his Premier League status.

Sissoko has plied his trade in the English top flight since the 2012/13 season. He spent four seasons at Newcastle and was an important member of the squad at St James’ Park.

The midfielder contributed to nine league goals on two occasions while at Newcastle. His good form during his time at the club earned him a £31.5million move to Tottenham.

While he was not as crucial a player there, he enjoyed five good seasons, and performed consistently for Spurs. He moved to Watford at the beginning of this season.

Sissoko has not missed a league game that he has been available for while at the club. In fact, he has only failed to complete 90 minutes once in his 34 Hornets appearances.

The Frenchman has scored twice and assisted one goal for Watford. Despite his best efforts, the Watford skipper has been unable to rouse the rest of the squad to success.

Indeed, they were immediately relegated upon their return to the Premier League, after bouncing back from going down in 2019/20.

Should Sissoko remain at Watford, next season will be his first outside of a top-flight league in his career. However, it seems he has an opportunity to maintain his spell in the Premier League.

Moussa Sissoko and Emmanuel Dennis celebrate Watford goal in Premier League, February 2022

The Daily Star reports that Sissoko is on the radar of Fulham. Of course, the Cottagers have recently been promoted to the Premier League themselves.

As such, they will want to recruit Premier League quality, and Sissoko could be a great option for them.

Fulham seems a good move for Sissoko

A move to Fulham appears as if it could be a good one for Sissoko. He would be afforded the opportunity to play in the English top flight for an 11th successive season.

Furthermore, Fulham seem well prepared for the challenge of returning to the Premier League. If their 90 points in the Championship are anything to go by, they could give it a good crack.

The Cottagers have already been linked with some big names: Joe Gomez and Alphonse Areola, among others. Should they add those players into the mix, along with their current stars, such as Harry Wilson and Aleksandr Mitrovic, they could have a good returning season.

What’s more, the potential snare of Sissoko would add a lot Premier League experience, and give him a chance to be a core player at yet another club.

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