We always knew that Papiss Cisse had scored goals wherever he has played in football.
Papiss Cisse congratulated by Cabaye after scoring yesterday
And when we heard Newcastle were interested in the player last summer, we honestly thought there was little chance of Newcastle getting this tremendous goalscorer on Tyneside.
But we have since learned that last June Newcastle had agreed a fee for the player with his club SC Freiburg, but the German club pulled out of the deal, but Cisse tells us he was alll ready to arrive at Newcastle last summer.
Newcastle showed in January that when circumstances change with a player, they can do a deal quickly, and they amazingly brought in the top Senegal striker for around £9M.
And the new Newcastle number 9 has scored 7 goals in 7 appearances for Newcastle, and that happens to be one more goal than a certain Andy Carroll has scored at Liverpool in 38 games this season.
Papiss Cisse has played for five different clubs before arriving at Newcastle in January, and he started his career with Senegal club AS Douanes back in 2003, when he was 17 years old, before joining French club FC Metz in 2005.
Here are the total appearances and total goals he’s scored in his career for the six clubs he has played for:
Club Appearances Goals AS Douanes 26 23 FC Metz 104 38 AS Cherbourg 28 11 LB Chateauroux 15 4 SC Freiburg 67 39 Newcastle United 7 7 Totals 247 122
As you can see this lad has scored wherever he has been, and we hate to bring this up, but don’t be surprised if other clubs try to sign him in the summer.
But it would take an awful lot of money to sign this lad, and if Fernando Torres is worth £50M and if Andy Carroll is worth £35M, then how much is this player worth?
But there’s no way Papiss Cisse is leaving Tyneside.