There’s news in the Newcastle Journal today that Manchester City may be interested in Papiss Cisse.
Papiss Cisse – Manchester City interested?
It seems like at least one of our very top players is in danger of leaving the club this summer, if the bid for him is big enough, but we just don’t know which player that could be.
And if City are indeed interested in Papiss Cisse, when are they ever going to stop spending big big money on players and wages, and knuckle down to try to balance their financial books?
They lost £197M in the last financial year, and it probably will not look too much better in the current financial year that ends on June 30th.
And wouldn’t you expect a team that had paid out over £500M on new players over the last three and a half years, to do well – to win something?
If Barnsley, as just one example (no offense to their supporters), could have paid out £500M for players, they could have been near the top of the Premier League too.
It would be hard for any club watching Papiss Cisse this year not to have been immensely impressed, because not only did he score 13 goals in 14 appearances for Newcastle, but a large proportion of his goals were simply stunning.
Papiss scores goals that some of us only dream of scoring – but never do – even in our dreams – and never get near to scoring them either.
And it’s hardly a level playing field when clubs are allowed to spend unlimited money on players in term of transfer fees and wages, with no accountability – but we suppose it’s never really been fair.
And from what we hear of the transfer funds most of the big clubs have for this summer, only Liverpool seem to be cutting back, as they try to balance their books to be in line with the UEFA Financial Fair Play Rules coming into effect.
That’s one thing we really like about Newcastle’s current set-up – they have built a team payng our peanuts for their players – but Newcatsle have created a very good side in the process.
There’s something very satisfying about that, somehow.
There’s no way Newcastle should even think of selling Papiss Cisse this summer – no way.