There has been a buzz in the last couple of days about a report in the Russian daily Investia that Anzhi are preparing a £15M bid for Newcastle striker.
Papiss Cisse after scoring winning goal against Fulham
Cisse was booked - he was too happy at scoring – and that’s not allowed
And there were quotes in the report from his agent Nickolay Guido, that he wanted European football and that was unlikely in the near future at Newcastle.
Nickolay also said he didn’t want to reveal which clubs were after him and then talked about Anzhi being really interested – which seemed odd to us.
There are reports in the local papers today that while Nickolay Guido was his agent when he was signed form SC Freiburg, he has not represented the player since last May.
Newcastle are also said to be relaxed about the reports from Russia, and that Papiss Cisse has little desire to leave Newcastle, and in fact he would rather sing a new contract to stay at Newcastle.
Papiss has formed a good relationship with the supporters and he scored three goals in injury time against West Brom, Stoke and Fulham that got us a valuable extra 6 points as it turned a draw into a win in each case, even if the goals against West Brom was fortunate.
And of course Papiss scored that sensational last minute winner against Anzhi at St. James’ Park that propelled us forward into the last eight.
So we suppose we have to take all these reports with a pinch of salt – and it seems that Papiss wants to stay on Tyneside, and that’s good to hear.
And in any case Newcastle would only sell him for silly money this summer, which is true of Newcastle’s other top stars too.
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