Moussa Sissoko is a French footballer who plays as a midfielder for Newcastle United. Sissoko is known for his box to box style of play and described as a well rounded midfielder. His playing style has drawn comparisons with Patrick Vieira. Sissoko was born in Le Blanc-Mesnil, France on the 16th of August 1989.
Sissoko joined Toulouse in 2003 signing a youth contract. He made his debut for the senior side on the 4th of August 2007 in a match against Valenciennes. Sissoko has been a promising player for club and country as he has played in several youth France sides including the U-19 and U-21 sides. Sissoko earned his first cap for France against Faroe Islands in August 2009.
In January 2013 Sissoko joined English club Newcastle United on a six and a half year deal. Sissoko was one of many French players to join the club in that season. He made his debut for the club in a away win against Aston Villa. Sissoko famously netted a brace against Chelsea in his home debut helping Newcastle to win 3-2.