Papiss Cisse Takes Legal Action On Real Madrid Story


There have been stories circulating that Papiss Cisse wants to join Real Madrid, and that he has even given them a come and get me plea.

Papiss Cisse – scores against Bolton

Papiss Cisse had given an interview in L’Equipe, the French Daily last week, and it seems Steve Goodman has taken that story – and as sports journalists often do – has tried to make it more sensational,  by quoting Cisse as saying he wants to join Real Madrid.

It seems that Newcastle have had enough of this nonsense, and it’s about time, and the following statement was released by Newcastle United last night:

An erroneous story which has been circulated this evening by Steve Goodman, regarding Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse and Real Madrid, is taken from a recent interview Papiss conducted with L’Equipe.

In the article, Mr Goodman states that Papiss has issued a “come and get me” appeal to Real Madrid. This statement is utterly untrue.

In the interview with L’Equipe, Papiss responded to a question about Real Madrid to say that he has admired the club since he was young. This in no way constitutes a ‘come and get me’ plea.

Mr Goodman further claims that Papiss ‘insisted he hopes to join them [Real Madrid]‘. Papiss has never made such a statement and refutes the suggestion in the strongest possible terms.

The player is completely committed to Newcastle United and is not interested in anything other than ensuring he and the team finish the season as strongly as possible.

The matter is now in the hands of the player’s legal representatives.

That’s a great statement from Newcastle.

Cisse joined Newcastle United in January from German club SC Freiburg for around £8M, and has since been a scoring revelation with 13 goals in 13 games, which has propelled Newcastle to 5th top of the Premier League, and only 2 points out of 3rd place.

Papiss Cisse is now close to being a God on Tyneside, and finds it difficult to get a haircut. 😀

This is some of what Papiss actually told L’Equipe in the interview last week:

“My goal, long term, is to play in the top teams and win the Africa Cup of Nations,”

“Also, I’d like to win the Champions League. Since I was little, I have liked Real Madrid but today I am in Newcastle.”

“Even if it’s not Manchester United or Manchester City, it’s still a great club.”

This is a good action by Papiss Cisse, no doubt aided by Newcastle, because football journalists for too long have not let the facts get in the way of a good story.

And we suppose Steve Goodman thought the “come and get me” statement would sell more papers.

Let’s hope Papiss Cisse and Newcastle win the legal case, and it’s good they have initiated one.

Comments welcome.



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20 comments so far

  • redondo77

    May 9, 2012 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #1

    On Yoann Gourcuff, his problem is his entourage.
    Even HBA had difficulties with teamates and managers, he is a changed man since he moved here. I can’t see any problem with fixing Yoann, he has the same exact problem as HBA. He only played 12 games this season as subtitute mostly. He was bought by Lyon for 22mil, it will be much less than that now, probably less than half.
    This guy is very talented player and he needs to be in a team with atmosphere like in NUFC. I’m also a big fan of Yoann 😀

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  • Londtoon

    May 9, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #2

    Papiss 1 – 0 Journos

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  • redondo77

    May 9, 2012 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #3

    simple translation will be:
    “I’m in NUFC, I will play as NUFC #9 until the end of my career”.

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  • ochytoon

    May 9, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #4

    Hahaha that is just brilliant!

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  • markmac

    May 9, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #5

    @ 3 , and also watch out shearer im after that record! ;-]

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  • Nick 69

    May 9, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #6

    where exactly was this statement released by NUFC? I have read the story on a few sites, however there is nothing on nufc.co.uk

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  • redondo77

    May 9, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #7

    I love the picture Cisse and the supporters facing each other, pumping fists and shouting.

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  • redondo77

    May 9, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #8

    Cisse’s charachter is very rare these days

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  • Toonboy_84

    May 9, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #9

    “Reading between the lines” Cisse is joining real Madrid.

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  • Toonboy_84

    May 9, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #10

    I hope I don’t get caught up in this legal battle after my last comment 🙂

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  • redondo77

    May 9, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #11

    Toonboy_84
    If he does, hopefully for 80-90mil

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  • LewSpi

    May 9, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #12

    Reading between the lines, Papiss is moving to Real Madrid in the summer.

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  • LewSpi

    May 9, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #13

    Ahh Toonboy beat me too it.

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  • Robby Bobson

    May 9, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #14

    Ya know, i always question a players motivation to leave, but if Cisse wanted to go to Madrid, then fair play to him.

    Its not like Carroll and Jose going to liverpool.

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  • Papiss Cissé's Wristbands

    May 9, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #15

    Reading between the lines it seems Cisse is in fact already a Real Madrid player, and has actually scored 13 for them this season

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  • Wor Shearer

    May 9, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #16

    I don’t begrudge Cisse’s ambition to play for Real Madrid one day. In fact, it makes sense and the fact that he could walk into the Madrid squad just proves what a player he is. I imagine one day he’ll leave for a Champions League giant, I just hope it’s not for 4 or 5 years yet.

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  • magpie6699

    May 9, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #17

    And Berbatov was said to be a Toon fan. We all have dreams and ambitions but the reality is usually different. Real can wait, Papis! Good on you for getting in quickly to squash this.

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  • gunnarnufc

    May 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #18

    Reading between the lines it seems Papiss IS actually Jose Mourinho

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  • ImightBe Wrong

    May 9, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #19

    Never trust a Jurno

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  • Owldman

    May 10, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #20

    Anyone agree Munain of Ath Bibao would be a terrific addition to our squad a good passer, strong shot, pacey & very much like Paul Scholes.

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