While we still haven’t signed a top striker this summer, we did have one of our top strikers, Papiss Cisse, agree to wear the Wonga insignia yesterday, after a stand-off with Newcastle and Wonga over it this summer, that had many people believing the Senegal striker would leave the club, and we’d be even worse off for strikers than we were for the second par of last season.
Papiss Cisse – will wear the Wonga logo now
When the good news broke yesterday there was enormous relief expressed by the fans, and it was like a new signing, and Papiss will be training today at Benton, and could make his first appearance for Newcastle in pre-season, on Sunday afternoon at Blackpool.
Nothing has yet been officially announced by the club, but make no mistake this is very positive news for Alan Pardew and the squad, because this lad has already scored some fabulous goals for Newcastle – this lad can play.
A close friend of Cisse has spoken to the Evening Chronicle today:
“We have found a resolution.” “He will wear the new shirt and training gear.” “He is ready to play at Blackpool.”
Newcastle are expected to announce the good news on Cisse today, and it would be extra special if we can also announce a striker signing.
In fact if that did happen, we wouldn’t know what to do with all the good news coming in.
Since January, when Demba Ba left Newcastle, we have had only three experienced players who can play up front – Papiss Cisse, Shola Ameobi and Yoan Gouffran.
And with Shola also saying yesterday he had no plans to leave his home town club, if we can get two good strikers through the door soon, we’ll be in great shape.
After all the negativity of last several weeks it was great to hear the good news about Cisse, just great.
Wonder what Joe Kinnear is up to today?
We are trying to help Ingo Hagemann who is an International student at Northumbria University studying for an MSc in Sports Marketing, and he’s doing a survey as part of his Masters dissertation. The survey is on the controversial sponsorship between Wonga and Newcastle and it takes only five to ten minutes to complete.
Please help Ingo by taking the survey here – many thanks.
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