Moussa Sissoko is likely to have burned any last bridges at Tottenham after his latest comments to L’Equipe.
Spurs’ record signing has had an immensely disappointing season at White Hart Lane and already appears to have one eye on leaving north London.
The former Newcastle man must be conscious of the need to impress Didier Deschamps ahead of next year’s World Cup, as he is still very much considered when it comes to the France squad.
However, he wants his Tottenham future sorted sooner rather than later, and he sounds unimpressed with the way he’s been left in the wilderness by Mauricio Pochettino.
“You’re never sure of anything,” he said.
“What I want above all is for everything to be clear. If the coach isn’t counting on me, that he thinks the players who are there are better, he should say it. The idea is to be set early to allow my agent to work well if I have to leave.”
“I would have liked there to have been better communication. I don’t want to talk about that, but it wasn’t because of my performances on the pitch. There was a misunderstanding between us, it got sorted out.”
It sums up Pochettino’s lack of faith in Sissoko that he has only started him in eight Premier League games since his £30million move.
It was a deal that was supposed to add depth to the squad, but Spurs’ bench has been a major problem this season and is arguably one of the main factors in their unsuccessful title challenge.
The 28-year-old added that he would prefer to stay in England, though he is reluctant to rule out a move elsewhere.
“Even if everyone knows I prefer England, I have never closed the door to a league,” he said.
“We’ll see if there are offers, but Ligue 1 is attractive. We saw that this year with PSG and Monaco, but also with teams like Nice, Lyon and Marseille. We’re going to closely look at all this and make the best decision.”