Olympique Marseille striker Djibril Cisse wants to return to the English Premier League.
Djibril Cisse – when at Liverpool
And both Bolton Wanderers and Newcastle have been linked with the former Liverpool man, who is a bit of a speed merchant, and also has great acceleration.
Cisse played at Liverpool from 2004 until 2007, and he made 49 appearances for the Reds and scored 13 goals, during that time.
But he could never nail down a first team place, and was often used only as a substitute.
The Frenchman is also yet to be told whether his current club Marseilles see him as part of their plans for next season.
He moved permanently there only last summer after spending a year at the club on loan from Liverpool.
We never really rated him much when he was at Liverpool, but some of our readers have pointed out that he may do well on Tyneside.
Heâ€™s very fast and has always had a good record of scoring goals. And of course playing for Kevin Keegan, you’d have to think he would play well.
Here’s Cisse’s overall playing record. He’s still only 26 years old, and stands just under 6’0″ tall.
Years Club App Goals 1998â€“2004 Auxerre 128 70 2004â€“2007 Liverpool 49 13 2006â€“2007â†’ Marseille (loan) 21 8 2007â€“ Marseille 34 14 1998-2002 France Under-21 19 6 2002- France 35 9
In 232 first class club games, Cisse has scored 105 goals, which is not a bad average at all. In 54 international appearances he has also scored 15 goals.
We have to say we’re still not too sure that Cisse would be a good acquisition for Newcastle, but let us know what your thoughts are regarding Djibril.
Comments very welcome.