Newcastle United have been reported interested in Olympique Marseilles striker Djibril Cisse.
Djibril Cisse – Newcastle interested in striker?
French sources are reporting that Newcastle have made an approach this week for Cisse, who has openly said heâ€™d like to return to the Premier League.
Cisse played at Liverpool from 2004 until 2007, and he made 49 appearances for the Reds and scored 13 goals, during that time.
The Frenchman is also yet to be told whether his current club Marseilles sees him as part of their plans for next season.
He moved permanently there only last June after spending a year on loan at the club from Liverpool.
While weâ€™ve never rated the Frenchman too highly he does have some abilities that Kevin may be able to use at Newcastle.
Heâ€™s very fast and has always had a good eye for hitting goals.
Cisse is still only 26 years old, and is 6’0″ tall, but we have no idea if the report that weâ€™re interested in him has any truth in it.
Hereâ€™s Cisse playing record so far with goals scored:
Years Club App Goals
1998â€“2004 Auxerre 128 70
2004â€“2007 Liverpool 49 13
2006â€“2007â†’ Marseille (loan) 21 8
2007â€“ Marseille 35 16
1998-2002 France Under-21 19 6
2002- France 35 9
In 233 first class club games, Cisse has scored 107 goals, which is not a bad average for a striker.
In his 54 international appearances for France and the French Under-21 side, he has scored 15 goals.
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