Deadline Day Transfer: Sissoko leaves Newcastle United for Champions league candidate; Tottenham

Tottenham have completed the signing of France international Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle United on a five-year deal.

Sissoko, 27, had been vocal about his desire to leave the Magpies following their relegation from the Premier League and has now secured a move away from St. James' Park.

It is understood Spurs, who fought off competition from Everton, have landed Sissoko for a fee believed to be worth up £30m.

In a message to Tottenham fans, Sissoko said: “I'm happy to be here. I will give everything and I hope we can win a lot of games and titles.”

Sissoko has become the third new arrival at White Hart Lane on transfer deadline day, following the earlier signings of Georges-Kevin N'Koudou and Pau Lopez.

It initially appeared as though Sissoko was set to miss out on a move to Tottenham after Mauricio Pochettino's men reportedly had offer turned down by Newcastle earlier on Wednesday.

Everton looked to swoop in for Sissoko instead, only for Spurs to revive their interest late on and Sissoko opted to move to north London over Merseyside.

Sissoko joined Newcastle from Toulouse in 2013 and scored 12 goals in over 130 appearances for the Toon in all competitions.