We had reported yesterday that super-rich Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala were preparing a £15M bid for Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse.
Papiss Cisse – could leave Newcastle this summer?
And as we know, every player has their price at Newcastle, whoever they are, and Mike Ashley will only sell his top players like Cisse this summer, for silly money.
We had suggested yesterday that £15M was not going to be enough, and had said that maybe twice that amount would encourage Ashley to sell.
That would make a sizable profit for Newcastle, since we paid out £9M for Cisse to SC Freiburg 17 months ago, so at £30M that would be a £21M profit for Newcastle – assuming Freiburg had no sell-on clause, when they sold him to Newcastle in January of last year.
A Newcastle source revealed this to the Sun newspaper today::
“Newcastle will sell if the price is right, but the Russians are going to have to come up with a lot more than they are ready to offer at the moment.” “Add on another £10M and they might be prepared to discuss a deal.”
That sounds like something Derek LLambias might say.
So it seems that Newcastle would start talking at £25M, and that sounds a reasonable deal if Newcastle can strike that kind of deal – a £16M profit in just 17 months – almost a million a month since Papiss joined the Magpies and in that time he scored 26 goals for the Tyneside club, and wore the famous number 9 shirt..
But that would also mean Newcastle would need to bring in three strikers over the summer, since Papiss and the injury prone Shola Ameobi are the only two experienced strikers at the club at the moment, since Demba Ba left in January.
It would also give Newcastle some ready cash to go after other strikers – like Andy Carroll at Liverpool – who seemingly will only leave Liverpool for Newcastle, his home town club, and is not keen on a move to West Ham.
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