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Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew believes that Moussa Sissoko is already repaying the club his £6million price tag after scoring twice in the 3-2 win over Chelsea

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew believes new signing Moussa Sissoko is already repaying the reported £1.8 million price tag after scoring twice on his home debut in the 3-2 win over Chelsea yesterday.

The midfielder, who moved to St James' Park in the January transfer window, followed up his impressive debut against Aston Villa with a matching-winning, two-goal performance against the Blues.

Pardew told reporters: “We rushed the deal to get him here in January, he was supposed to be a summer target but we wanted him and he’s paid us back handsomely, we have watched him for a long time but we decided to accelerate it.

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"He has fantastic power but, with players, you never know about their attitude until you get them in and start working with them.

"But he came in like a giant and played like a giant. I remember watching him for Toulouse 14 months ago and thought, 'he is the one for us.'"

Newcastle have won two out of two since the Frenchman's arrival and face a tricky away game at Tottenham on Saturday afternoon.


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