Toon Flop Has Last Laugh

Last updated : 29 May 2019 By Footy Mad - Editor

For decades our top players have left St James' Park looking for glory.

It's nothing new. Beardsley, Gazza, Waddle, did it and I'd even say the trend started back in 1974 with Terry McDermott.

Image result for Newcastle United Georginio Wijnaldum and Moussa Sissoko

Two of our ex-players face each other in Madrid on Sunday ... and one of them was the target of the Boo Boys before he packed his bags!

Georginio Wijnaldum and Moussa Sissoko enjoyed a "special friendship" during their time at Newcastle United - and the former Magpies remain in close contact, too.

The pair will go head to head in Saturday night's Champions League final in Madrid, when Premier League sides Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur meet in European football's showpiece game.

Although the pair only spent one season together at Newcastle , and were both part of the team who were relegated during the 2015/16 campaign, they struck up a close bond on Tyneside.

Sissoko - who had been at United since January 2013 - welcomed Wijnaldum when the Dutchman joined Newcastle from PSV Eindhhoven for £14.5million during the summer of 2015, and the Frenchman was the first Magpie to take his new team-mate out for a meal.

Following relegation, Wijnaldum joined Liverpool for £25m, while Sissoko completed a £30m move to Spurs - and, three years after leaving St James' Park, they will come face to face in the Champions League final on Sunday night.

"To be fair, with Moussa I have quite a good relationship from Newcastle," Wijnaldum said during a press conference ahead of the final.

Obviously leaving Newcastle for medals hasn't done the pare of them any harm. Will the trend continue? Well it certainly will under Ashley.