It’s probably not worth talking too much about which players could leave Newcastle in the summer, for at least three weeks, until we know which division we will be playing in next season.
Papiss Cisse – in happier times at Newcastle
But in either case there will be a huge clear-out of players – but of course it will be a lot different if we are relegated.
In that case some of our top players will want to leave to secure their places in the French squad for next year’s World Cup in Brazil.
And they would include players like Yohan Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko, and of course if they leave the club, Newcastle would be back to square one – and it’s not clear how Ashley and LLambias would handle a second relegation in four years.
And there’s news today that Borussia Dortmund are targeting Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse, if the great Robert Lewandowski leaves the club this summer, and that’s according to the Sunday Express.
Some top clubs will want the Polish International, especially after his fantastic performance last week against Real Madrid, when he scored four brilliant goals.
They include Manchester United and Bayern Munich, and his teammate Mario Gotze has already announced he will switch to Munich, where Bayern are building some team.
Dortmund are said to have Newcastle’s Papiss Cisse in their sights, and he’s scored 13 goals in 43 games for the club, and we are going through one of the most torrid seasons ever in the Premier League.
Papiss has already been successful in the Bundesliga with SC Freiburg for three seasons, before he joined Newcastle just over a year ago for around £9M.
The fee mentioned is £15M and if we are relegated we think Newcastle would probably take that offer - as a lot of our star players will be unloaded – and a lot more of them will need to leave than left four years ago.
However, if Newcastle are still in the Premier League next season, Mike Ashley will demand a lot more than £15M to let Papiss leave Tyneside.
What do you think?
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