We suppose when we heard the news that Borussia Monchengladbach wanted to bring in another striker before they would let Luuk de Jong go on loan to Newcastle, we should have thought that Papiss Cisse may become involved in the deal.
Papiss Cisse – could be leaving Newcastle
There is news today that negotiations are continuing between Newcastle and the German club, and it could a swap deal for the two players could be agreed, with Cisse going to Germany, where he has played before in the Bundesliga for SC Freiburg, before joining Newcastle two years ago.
The local press is reporting that the deal could be either a permanent one or a loan deal, and that Joe Kinnear is due in Germany for the top level talks this week.
But after Luuk de Jong has been less than a success in Germany, we wonder if this would be a good deal for Newcastle – we are very doubtful about this, since the Dutchman is a completely unproven commodity in the Premier League, and he’s failed in the Bundesliga.
And at least Cisse has proved he can score goals in England, with 13 goals in his first 14 appearances for Newcastle, although he has gone off the boil a bit in the last two season.
Luuk de Jong is also five years younger than Cisse, which we suppose is a positive for Newcastle.
Papiss Cisse’s record at Newcastle is 79 appearances with 29 goals, which is not too bad.
And remember that once the German club said they had to find a striker to replace Luuk before he could go to Newcastle, it was natural that somebody was going to come up with this story, whether it’s accurate a not.
What do you think.
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