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Official: Sissoko Rejoins Hornets!

Photo: Watford FC
Photo: Watford FC

Watford FC is delighted to announce the return of Moussa Sissoko, who has rejoined the club as a free agent on a two-year deal.
The 34-year-old midfielder spent the 2021/22 Premier League season with the Hornets and is now back at Vicarage Road to link up with Tom Cleverley’s side.
A runner-up in the UEFA Champions League with Tottenham Hotspur, Sissoko boasts 71 caps for France and reached the final of Euro 2016 with his country.
The box-to-box specialist injects massive experience into the Golden Boys’ squad and made 38 appearances during his first spell with the club.
He served as captain during this time and scored twice, playing alongside fellow midfielder Cleverley who was then a team-mate.
“We all know his qualities as a player and he’s still playing at a very high level,” Cleverley said to
“He’s going to be a key part of the squad this year.”
Born in Paris, Sissoko began his professional career with Ligue 1 outfit Toulouse, making 218 appearances for the club in six seasons from 2007/08 and scoring 24 times.
He played with the likes of future Hornet Étienne Capoue and his displays attracted the interest of big clubs around Europe.
Sissoko moved to the Premier League and Newcastle United in January 2013 and went on to spend three-and-a-half seasons in the north-east, playing 133 times and scoring 12 goals.
In August 2016 he moved to Tottenham Hotspur on a five-year deal for a reported £30 million, and would go on to score five times in 202 outings for the London side.He played a vital role as the club came close to lifting the Champions League in 2019, with the Frenchman starting the final defeat against Liverpool.
The midfielder then came off the bench in the 2021 League Cup final as Tottenham missed out to Manchester City.
This was one of his last acts with Spurs before his move to the Hornets on a two-year deal in August 2021.
He was nearly ever-present in the Premier League, playing 36 times and finding the target against Crystal Palace and Arsenal.
After one season, Sissoko moved back to Ligue 1 to sign for Nantes for an undisclosed fee.
His two seasons with the club saw him score twice in 72 appearances, while he bagged another runners-up medal in the Coupe de France.
Internationally, Sissoko progressed through France’s age-group teams and made his senior debut against the Faroe Islands in October 2009.
He was named in the squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil where he scored his first international goal against Switzerland in the group stage, before France went out in the quarter-finals.
At Euro 2016 he made four starts and put in a superb display in the final despite Les Blues’ eventual defeat to Portugal.
In 2017, Sissoko scored the second of his international goals in a 5-0 friendly victory over Paraguay. 
The midfielder’s impressive performances alongside Cleverley in his first spell at the Hornets are a key reason why the Head Coach was so keen to bring him back.
”He was our best player by a stretch the last time he was here,” he said.
”Even though it wasn’t a successful season for the club, he was one of the positives to come out of it.”
Welcome back to Watford, Moussa!
To hear more from Cleverley on the Sissoko signing, click HERE.

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