Newcastle Attempt To Sign Cisse As Free Agent – This Month


There’s a report out today that Djibril Cisse has said he wants to end his contract with Greek football club, Panathinaikos, after being targeted by racist fans last weekend.

Djibril Cisse – on his way to Newcastle as a free agent?

The player will put in an official complaint to UEFA, after rival fans chanted racist slogans at the former Liverpool, Marseilles and Sunderland player, while he played for Panathinaikos during a recent game against Olympiakos.

People who do that kind of thing are nothing but ignorant –  that’s the only way to describe their antics, and it’s just a pity those fans couldn’t have been arrested and charged after the game.

It appears that the Say No To Racism appeals, which we fully support on this blog, haven’t been too successful over in Greece it would appear, well at least not with this disgraceful behavior, which we had read about last weekend.

The real news for Geordie fans is that Newcastle United are said to be looking to sign the striker as a free agent this month – if  the player can negotiate a way out of his current contract.

There are reports in France that the agents of the 29 year-old prolific goalscorer, are looking to find any legal loopholes that would allow Djibril to cite rights violations, and therefore leave the club immediately.

From what we see of this case, he should be able to make a good case to do just that.

Djibril told the French Daily L’Equipe today:

“This season the atmosphere in the stands has got worse – twice already, I have been the victim of monkey chants and racist insults.’

And talking about the game with Olympiakos last weekend he said:

‘It was the same thing again on Saturday night.” ‘They were shaking around inflatable bananas every time I touched the ball.”

‘This summer I’m leaving, that’s for sure. It’s impossible for me here. I don’t want to play in this league any more.”

If Djibril can get out of his contract,  that would make him a free agent immediately, and any club could sign him up to a new contract, and of course this would be manna from heaven for Newcastle United, who are short of experienced strikers up front, at least  through the end of the season.

The former Marseilles player, who has hit an amazing 48 goals in 75 appearances for Panathinaikos, since in signed for them in June of 2009, has shown he can score goals wherever he goes, and would be welcomed big time on Tyneside.

Newcastle fans don’t care what color or creed the players are who wear the famous black and white shirts – only that they play their hearts out for the Magpies.

We have to hope this can and will happen, and of course Newcastle over the last few years have shown themselves to be very adept at capturing some star players for nothing or close to nothing.

Those include Dan Gosling last summer from Everton on a free transfer, and Mike Williamson for a paltry £1M fee from Portsmouth a year ago.

This is definitely an interesting story, and we have to hope it is true, and that Cisse can get out of his contract in Greece.

For the record Cisse has played for Auxerre, Liverpool, Marseilles, Sunderland on loan (11 goals in 38 games), and Panathinaikos in his career, and in 439 first class club games has scored 208 goals.

And in 40 appearances for France he has hit 13 International goals.

We told you this lad can score the goals.

Comments welcome.



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117 comments so far

  • Thump

    Feb 22, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #1

    I’d rather him over Kuqi, despite his past.

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Feb 22, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #2

    1st come on SIGN HIM UP!

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Feb 22, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #3

    Thump@ post 1- I’d take him over Kuqi any time Kuqi is way past himself and I’m not too sure whether or not he’ll get to start once. Cisse would be good remember what he did at Sunderland?

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  • Overseas Newcastle - Cheik out Tiotes back pocket

    Feb 22, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #4

    kuki ovar hem aydyay tump ya idioit

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  • Thump

    Feb 22, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Sweet FA? 😀

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  • Thump

    Feb 22, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #6

    Do your parents and the gene pool a favour and take a long walk off a short pier, ON.

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Feb 22, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #7

    No thanks he’s a poser, please lets not return to a circus entertainer.

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  • Thump

    Feb 22, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #8

    Treble post but some of you may be interested:

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20110222/stars-on-show-at-metro-centre-store_2281670_2299628

    Members of Newcastle’s first team squad will be at the Official Club Store in the Metro Centre on Thursday afternoon to mark its re-opening.

    A handful of players, including new signing Stephen Ireland and defender Steven Taylor, will be on hand to sign shirts and autographs from 2-4pm.

    The Metro Centre shop has recently undergone a refurbishment and is now open for business again, and is the best place for Magpies fans to get hold of their black and white goods.

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  • Overseas Newcastle - Cheik out Tiotes back pocket

    Feb 22, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #9

    wat da ya meen tump?

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  • free giveaways

    Feb 22, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #10

    He’s scored 41 goals in 48 games for Panathinaikos, OK it’s not the strongest league but it’s still a great record.

    Ben Arfa and Cisse had a massive row when they were together at Marseille and Cisse was subsequently sold so he might not want to join us.

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  • G

    Feb 22, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #11

    I thought a player had to be out of contract during the Jan window, in order to sign for another club, or have I missunderstood the rules regarding signing free agents?

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  • Thump

    Feb 22, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #12

    I thought the same, G. Not sure if it’s different due to it being a foreign club or what have you.

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  • Overseas Newcastle - Cheik out Tiotes back pocket

    Feb 22, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #13

    coz ur in idioit tumpy!

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  • Stuart

    Feb 22, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #14

    f**k off man Overseas, you’re calling Thump an idiot and you can’t even spell the word.

    Say something about newcastle or shut up.

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  • G

    Feb 22, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #15

    I could be wrong, but I thought it was too late now to register another player in our squad anyway? You have to nominate them before a certain date or they can’t play till next season… right?

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  • wynsleap

    Feb 22, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #16

    Cisse is an excellent shout – especially for FREE.
    Still has an eye for goal, and dangerously mobile – he’d do for me as part of the squad when we could add to it further with that £35mill. we have!
    In the summer get rid of Best and Ameobi.
    Cisse, Ranger and two good forward signings with Lovenkrands as back up would do just nicely.

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  • Overseas Newcastle - Cheik out Tiotes back pocket

    Feb 22, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #17

    wats yur prblam staurt?
    i dndt tlk to yu lyke.

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  • G

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #18

    For what it’s worth, I would take him, deffo take him for free too. Still a couple of years left in him, silly hairstyles and all.

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  • Stuart

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #19

    I think you’re right about that G, there may be a way around that if you havent named all 25 players though, im not sure.

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  • free giveaways

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #20

    G;

    If he terminates his contract he’ll be a free agent and will therefore be able to sign for any club. Not sure we’ll be able to register him for this season because of the 25 man squad rule though.

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  • Overseas Newcastle - Cheik out Tiotes back pocket

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #21

    yah ownd yuh ya knw it

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  • Thump

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #22

    Overseas just piss off. You’ve done nowt but try and wind people up since you’ve came here. You’re too easy to slap down so just do everybody a favour and log out, eh?

    Now. We were talking about Cisse being on a free.

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  • Stuart

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #23

    Overseas,

    I dont care if you werent talking to me, you werent talking about football, for at least the past two threats your only posts have been calling thump an idiot.

    If you dont agree with what hes saying give your opinion, that is if you can spell that.

    This is a football blog, not somewhere for keyboard warriors to act big.

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  • Overseas Newcastle - Cheik out Tiotes back pocket

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #24

    blr blr blr..

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #25

    another bargain bucket attempt.

    Ashley must be pi55ing himself as we get excited about a transfer coup of this magnitude – dont start short term bollocks – he will want a decent contract and a minimum of 3 years

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  • Sinner

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #26

    Ya,would have over kuqi any day!
    But the thing is, Kuqi has already signed a contract till the end of the season.We’ve got do deal with him for the rest of the season.
    Wish,it was so easy. 🙁
    Its not easy to terminate a contract unless mutual agreement.Doubt the club would let him go that easily.
    Imo he is better than we got now but there is little truth in these types of stories.
    He just said he wanted out at the end of season and media does their job to manipulate the truth and made it look like he wants to quit now.
    Guess who they have to link it with,a certain premier league club that was looking for free agents strikers not so long ago?? 😮

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  • supermacnumber9

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #27

    get him now!
    I don’t mind the hair style – he’s got more than me!
    HWTL

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  • Thump

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #28

    If he wants a decent contract he can work for it – like everybody else.

    In all honesty I don’t think Cisse would fit in at the club. Kuqi has a good attitude, has had the run around through his personal life while Cisse is a diva. He’s basically Oba-light.

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  • G

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #29

    Thump @ 28. He knows where the back of the net is though mate. I still think it would be a risk I would be willing to take.

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  • supermacnumber9

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #30

    G – have we got a 25 man squad? do you know where I can see an upto date list?
    HWTL

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  • Sinner

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #31

    And it seems we’re losing against Florentina.
    Fiorentina 2 Newcastle United 0 HT
    ;_______;

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  • G

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #32

    It was on the club website, for the life of me I can’t remember where though.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #33

    Come on Thump, a lyke oversees koments thay ar allwase so inteljent lyke.

    bot wat du a knoe.

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  • Thump

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #34

    @G: Oh yeah, definitely. In the short term there isn’t a problem at all.

    @supermacnumber9: That’s a good point actually. Kuqi was given the 42 shirt because “it was all that was available”. Think we might be buggered as far as that’s concerned.

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  • Overseas Newcastle - Cheik out Tiotes back pocket

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #35

    thnk yu sinar!

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  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #36

    Thump, depends how many are under 21.

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  • Thump

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #37

    GeordieGerman // Feb 22, 2011 at 5:11 PM
    Come on Thump, a lyke oversees koments thay ar allwase so inteljent lyke.

    bot wat du a knoe.

    I know mate, I’m just a cyber bully 🙁

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  • Stuart

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #38

    Haha nice one GG!

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  • Overseas Newcastle - Cheik out Tiotes back pocket

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #39

    tump, struart nand gg yuour al idiiots lyke.

    no nowt aboot foty

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  • Thump

    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #40

    @ON: I’m a freelance sports journalist mate. What do you do again?

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/page/Teams/PlayerProfiles

    That’s all I can find. I don’t think it’s been updated since the initial squad numbers were handed out.

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