Pappa Demba Cisse Was Interested In Newcastle Move

Newcastle fans are upset with the club right now for not not bringing in a top striker over the summer.

Pappa Demba Cisse – Newcastle were too late

But it seems that Newcastle’s name is still big with players, and news today that Freiburg striker Pappa Cisse was interested in moving to Newcastle on Wednesday night, but he thinks the Magpies’ bid was made too late.

Alan Pardew is understood to be angry and frustrated there is no new striker at the club, after he had told the fans to judge the club on September 1st, after promising a new top striker all summer.

It’s  a similar situation to the last transfer window, when Alan kept saying Andy Carroll was going nowhere,  until Mike Ashley sold him on January 31st.

The 26 year-old Senegal striker would be a great acquisition for Newcastle, and we wonder if Newcastle will return for him in January?

But don’t expect much business to be done in January, especially if the team performs well in the next four months, since Ashley seems to want to run the club on a shoestring,  and just keep them in the Premier League with the minimum of spending.

A bit like the way the smaller clubs like Wigan and Bolton are run.

How’s that for ambition?

This is what the 26 year-old Freiburg striker said about the Newcastle move for him:

“I wanted to leave. Honestly, I wanted to leave, but hey, the transfer window is over. I have a contract with Freiburg.”

“I do not want to provoke a clash with my club. I wait for the right time. For example, Newcastle had put in 12 million euros. But they arrived too late.”

The news was that SC Freiburg wanted £15M for Pappa Cissee, so Newcastle were close to that figure, but of course they just will not pay out the extra few millions to cement a deal.

And that has to be frustrating when they have over £35M to spend, and Liverpool seem to have massively overpaid for Carroll,  who cannot get  a starting place at Liverpool right now, and wasn’t even on the bench for England last night.

We don’t know what Newcastle will do in January, but not much if the lads are fairly safe in the league by then.

Comments welcome.

28 comments so far

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Sep 3, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #1

    Can we laid him first then join, just like B10b

  • ~~San-Toon~~

    Sep 3, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #2

    Read on the previous article about a rumour concerning a japanese consortium lining up a bid… if true, id be really excited. Not because i hate Ashley with a burning passion, but because of the revenue it would bring us… japan has a massive population and if Newcastle can enter the market, shirt sales would go through the roof imo. There is also always the odd japanese gem that makes it big…

    keisuke Honda, atsuto uchida etc. Both of those players would walk into our first team!

  • ~~San-Toon~~

    Sep 3, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #3

    But alas, like all rumours… its probably untrue.

  • Tiote

    Sep 3, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #4

    @San on this site?

  • redondo77

    Sep 3, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #5

    In January, we will sign Honda and MA still owner.
    This is what my magic crystal ball told me.
    Currently, Honda has long term injury.

  • dannyhunt

    Sep 3, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #6

    not interested in coulda woulda shoulda ed, the boards ineptitude hurts enough as it is!

  • Doctapaul

    Sep 3, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #7

    I was talking to an Arsenal supporter afore the season kicked off.

    He said “Newcastle are a bit like a Wigan.”

    I replied “Wigan with 50,000 supporters.”

  • itsmehere

    Sep 3, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #8

    Get him signed now on a pre conract then he will be able to play for us as soon as he is registered in jan window that’s business.

  • whosyadaddy72

    Sep 3, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #9

    Just a thought! i have worked in business sales for the last 5 years, if i treated my customers like MA treats Newcastle supporters then i would be out of business and out of a job as my customers whould stop spedding money. Please fans can you not see the light and understand that Ashley will never try and improve this team, his intentions are to pocket as much money from assests sold to cover losses and anybody who goes to SJP will be playing into his hands lining his pockets while treating NUFC CUSTOMERS in a dreadful manner. PLEASE NUFC FANS, LET US ALL PULL TOGETHER AND STOP GOING TO SJP AND BUYING NUFC PRODUCTS TO FORCE THIS FAT LYING C**T OUT OF OUR CLUB.


  • digereedo

    Sep 3, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #10

    Ed I’ve noticed that you have stopped calling him ‘Mike’ and now use ‘Ashley’. Things must be bad.

  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 3, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #11

    look wish people would get a grip.. ive payed £514 for a season ticket and am not just going to stop going.. a go to support the team not the owner man, we got some really good players in this window better than what we had infact, yes ther will take few games to settle but ther much better than last years players.. if the fans who buy tickets stop going and everyone stops buyin merchandise and food n that then sorry but he will not think twice about putting us into administration as it will be costing us more and puttin the club into more debt.. so just think about it..


  • jesperfuglsang

    Sep 3, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #12

    I don’t think we’ll be back in for him in January; he’s just too expensive and he’s not worth £ 15 mil. Mike wants to make money and he won’t make much on this deal.

    He’s a bit of a tight ass in my opinion; I do agree to some extend that in that past we haven’t got good value for our money, but he’s pushing it a bit i think.

  • PompeyJohn

    Sep 3, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #13

    Papa Demba Cisse? We’d be lucky to get Papa Bouba Diop!

  • magpiedave

    Sep 3, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #14

    Hey whosyadaddy72 while your plea is admirable it is impractical what is the point of not going to SJP you achieve nothing by doing that. The season ticket sales money is in the bank whether you are there or not. supporters could stop buying in the franchise outlets but they have already paid to be there also. You could stop buying in the Newcastle Shop but looking at the empty stores even on match days most people have stopped doing that especially when replica shirts are £50 and you can buy them even in Ash stores for £35. The man has got your money there is little you can do about it and stop going to SJP effects the players not their fault the fat fingers are grasping the money. It will be interesting to see the accounts when they are published to companies house trouble is they are two years out of date so you will never know the whole story until the fat man decideds to move on. Now put yourself in his shoes. Let us say that he gets the club to be financially sound and profitable, not far away by all accounts, he can then sit back continue doing what he is doing now become as has been said a Wigan or a Bolton and stay around mid table, it then becomes his toy and he can extract dividends while frustrating you and me over and over. Even if he does sell he can choose who he sells to and they could be worse than him. All this was started by FFS and Hall who wanted a quick buck before the club fell around their ears and we became a Leeds Utd or worse a Porstmouth. Get real support the players and just accpt that no amount of moaning will change the situation until he gets tired of his new play thing. Nothing will happen in January or next summer to change things. I used to be very optimistic and half supported what he was trying to do but not now.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 3, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #15


    I couldn’t see anyone else taking on the 278M debt Shepherd saddled us with. Maybe run on a shoestring is because we stil have people like Colo on 90k a week. Ashley may be millionaire but it’s not liquid like Abramovic or the Arabs, it’s all tied up. He’d have to sell off lots of things. Easier said than done in a global recession.

  • toon_shy

    Sep 3, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #16

    So no Newcastle United games this weekend it is gonna be a boring one.

    About this guy is he as good as that Dzeko guy i saw Dzeko is firing on all cylinders lately but remember he was not this impressive for the second half of last season. But if indeed we were interested on this Cisse guy i think we will back for him on January but until then experiment with ba and best. You know MA is a smarter guy than most of u make him out to be.

    I just only want what is best for this club.

  • woodsee

    Sep 3, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #17

    All this boycotting crap gets right on my tits.
    I hate Ashley as much as the next bloke ,but at the end of the day its just to risky.
    I was at the Fulham game,and any more empty seats could really effect the team.Till we get a definite buyer some of you lot on hear should be careful what you wish for.

  • magpiebop

    Sep 3, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #18

    Get Cisse on a pre contract agreement now!
    Lets have a stand up protest at the next game and for the rest of the season. Make sure the ground is full then everyone inside the ground stand up all game and back the team 100% (except the bottom tiers in front of the wheelchair supporters). They won’t be able to kick us all out!

  • PompeyJohn

    Sep 3, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #19

    At the end of the day we are stuck with what we have got so we need to get behind them and give them a decent run in the team, Best may do well and Ba may show the form of last season with West Ham.
    Strikers need a decent run in the team ,nothing is guaranteed, they all hit rough patches – just look at Torres and Dzeko last season!
    If this Cisse continues to score goals he will probably cost too much in January anyway plus we may not even need a striker!!!!

  • lordy_geordie

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #20

    @Rotonda Heights Ashley is a billionaire

  • Marco Albertz

    Sep 3, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #21

    Let’s buy Carroll back for 10M in january.

  • jackson0022

    Sep 3, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #22

    @PompeyJohn: if this Cisse really does good in Germany and the price is inflated, we must definitely get him despite the inflated price, because if we spend less we will definitely not going to be as great as Shearer days! It seems that the days when we had a great striker are only the days when we were strong! Therefore we must spend! Of course we had to spend wisely but we must not be cheap on transfer!

  • Colombus

    Sep 3, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #23

    If we had bought a striker of Cisse’s caliber I think we would have done a great window. But now it all comes back to the same “broken-promises-saga” all over again. Lets start looking for a new striker now, and get some quality in come January. All we can do now is to get behind the team! Howay the lads!

  • cupiddstunt

    Sep 3, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #24

    lordy_geordie @ # 20

    And your point is???????????????

    Billionaire/millionaire it’s all a little immaterial Rh is correct a lot of MA’s wealth is in kind and not just pound notes in the bank, I do believe that when MA bought NUFC he used his own personal “cash in the bank” and not long after the global economy went bang and he lost over one £billion of personal wealth virtually overnight.

    There is a strong possibility that our owner might not have hundreds of millions of pounds under the bed with which to keep floating the club.

  • Robby Bobson

    Sep 3, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #25

    Shame because this lad is a different class to Erdinc and Maiga…proved himself in one of the top leagues and is a proper goal scorer.

    Wont happen in January either becaase of ACON.

    Realistically from what ive seen, Gameiro and Cisse would have taken us to the next level, Maiga and Erdinc would have improved us and give us more options.

    Well we had neither!


    Sep 3, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #26

    This boy is good please go back for him in January. Hate Ashley and Lambiarse. Pardew???? want to give him chance to see if he can get these players performing.
    James Beattie………..aaaaggggg. Maybe 10 years ago.

  • Cheik_n_Bake

    Sep 3, 2011 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #27

    Anyone saying we should boycott the matches are retarded, how on earth is that gonna help the team!?! im sure u’d rather see the team in the top 8 than fighting for relegation.
    Us fans are the biggest pull for signing players of genuine class, if that is to continue we need to FILL the stadium whilst making it ABSOLUTELY CLEAR to Ashley what is expected of him n if he cant do that he should sell up

  • Herman89

    Sep 3, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #28

    Would love Cisse to join in january but unfortunately i only see us selling in january hopefully MA will prove me wrong.


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