One thing that will happen after Papiss Cisse’s exploits last night, is that his goals will get some great publicity, and there will be some big clubs who will want Cisse in their ranks next season.
Freddy Shepherd - thinks Newcastle could lose Cisse this summer
Newcastle paid about £8M for the striker from German club SC Frieburg in January, after scouting him for over a year, but how much would he be worth now?
Big big bucks is the answer, and it’s now possible that Newcastle could get a huge offer for him in the summer that they cannot refuse – and similar to the offer they received from Liverpool for local lad, Andy Carroll 16 months ago.
Former Newcastle Chairman Freddy Shepherd, who spent money Newcastle didn’t have during his 10 year reign in charge of Newcastle, thinks that scenario will happen.
This is what Freddy told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show this morning:
“All the vultures will be circling around Cisse in the summer trying to get him away from Newcastle,“
“It’s impossible if they want to go, it’s no good keeping them. I think there may be an offer Newcastle can’t refuse for Cisse coming in.”
Newcastle are level on points with fourth-placed Spurs, and just a point behind third-placed Arsenal, and if Newcastle are to build a great team again, it’s important that we keep our best players and get into that Champions League as quickly as possible, where there is big money to be made.
If we keep selling our top players, we’ll never be great again, and being regular Champions League participants, must surely be Mike Ashley’s new goal for Newcastle United.
If it is not then it should be, and let’s keep all our players on Tyneside this summer.
If we can do that, and bring in a few top players, especially in defense, we will be well set for next season, to go all out for a top four position.
And when Freddy was asked if he thinks Newcatsle have a chance of finishing in the top four this season - this is what the former Chairman said:
“You wouldn’t put it against Newcastle doing it .” “I really think they have got a great chance.”
We need to stop being a selling club if we want to be great again.
Howay The Lads!!