There is news in the Daily Mail today that Turkish club Trabzonspor have Newcastle’s best striker, Papiss Cisse, in their sights, but there is very little chance Cisse will be leaving Newcastle thus summer, or anytime soon.
Papiss Cisse – in Wonga training kit
We were really impressed with the Senegal striker’s enthusiasm, form and general all round performance on Tuesday night at St. Mirren, and he looked really fit for a player who was playing his very first game in pre-season.
But after the impasse with Newcastle and Wonga over wearing the Wonga insignia on his Newcastle shirt and training gear, he said he just wanted to concentrate on playing football.
And it seems the Newcastle fans at the game agreed with that, as Papiss got a good round of applause from the fans for his energetic performance, when he was taken off in the second half, and that performance included one great goal scored after 19 minutes.
And Alan Pardew was delighted with his form, because the Newcastle manager had said Papiss was under a lot of pressure after the Wonga affair, but the manager thought Papisscame through the game with flying colors.
The Daily Mail is reporting he is a troubled player, but that’s far from the truth, and during his stand-off with the club, he was quick to stress he did not want to leave Newcastle.
And earlier this summer there was even news that Cisse wanted to sign a new extended deal to stay at Newcastle, and that could still happen, but we see no way Cisse is leaving Newcastle this summer.
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