The Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse would want a guarantee of first team football if he was to leave Newcastle for pastures anew, but in modern-day football there are no guarantees of first team football, and neither should there be.
Papiss Cisse – wants first team football is he is to leave Newcastle
There’s a report today in the Mail that Newcastle are considering swapping Papiss for Dutch striker Luuk de Jong, but we don’t know how accurate that report is.
And it’s interesting that top sports writer Lee Ryder is reporting that the 28 year-old has no interest at all in moving to Borussia Monchengladbach, so that could kill any swap deal stone dead (so to speak), for the Dutch International.
With Papiss not having a starting position at Newcastle, it’s probably understandable that he would be unwilling to move back to Germany, where he played at SC Freiburg for three seasons, and made 67 appearances and scored 39 goals before joining Newcastle United two years ago.
Luuk de Jong is not a starter at Monchengladbach either, and both players want first team football, which they are not getting at their current clubs at the moment.
And it seems that Papiss is more than keen to stay at Newcastle and fight for his place in the team.
And if Loic Remy is not signed on a permanent basis in the summer, and it seems like that may be difficult for the Magpies, Papiss still has a good shot of being a starter at the club next season.
But in the summer it remains to be seen what Newcastle do, and whether they tell Papiss he has no future on Tyneside, and it seems like only if that happens, will the Senegal striker consider leaving Tyneside.
If that’s the case in the summer, and Saturday’s opponents West Ham are still in the Premier League, they would be very interested in signing Papiss, since they are so desperately short of (fit) strikers.
Andy Carroll came on as a sub over the weekend at Cardiff City, for his very first appearance of the season, after another extended time out with injury.
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