Papiss Cisse has mostly been on the bench this season, but the way he took his goal against Cardiff City showed he still has the skills to put the ball into the back of the net, and a prolonged time in the Newcastle first team could see him back to his best form.
Papiss Cisse – in action against Cardiff
Officials from Qatar were in Newcastle last week, and they had a £9M bid turned down by the club for Cisse, and according to the local papers today the player is simply not interested in leaving Newcastle for Qatar.
And he is only concentrating on Newcastle’s next game at Upton Park on Saturday, where we hope we can break out four-game losing streak.
West Ham have also approached Newcastle to ask if the striker is available and Newcastle told them that he was not available this month, and it’s not surprising there is a lot of interest in the Senegal striker.
Cisse has already proved in the two years he’s been on Tyneside, that he can put the ball in the back of the net in the Premier League.
And even though he has only three goals this season, his record at Newcastle is not at all bad, with 29 goals in 79 appearances for the club, and of course he started his career in dramatic fashion two years ago on Tyneside when he scored 13 goals in his first 14 appearances for the club after signing on from German club SC Freiburg.
It just takes an injury to Loic Remy to see Cisse back in the starting line-up at Newcastle, and since it looks long odds that we can sign Loic this summer, he could still be an important player for Newcastle next season.
One of Newcastle’s challenges at the moment is to keep the good players who currently are not starters in the side, so we can keep building up the squad, and hopefully (with an emphasis on hope), we can eventually challenge for a top four position, even if that time seems a long way off at the moment.
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