There is news in the Chronicle today that Newcastle are thinking of offloading Senegal striker Papiss Cisse, and the news is that Borussia Monchengladbach are again discussing with Newcastle the possibility of taking Papiss Cisse in part exchange for Luuk de Jong.
Papiss Cisse – will he move on this month?
The German club have said they cannot allow their Dutch striker to move to Newcastle until they get a suitable replacement in, and taking Papiss in the other direction would be convenient.
And if Luuk does come in it would appear that Papiss would be the number three striker at the club, since Newcastle would need to play the on-loan Dutch striker, otherwise what’s the point of bringing him in on loan?
Cisse has already said a couple of things about this potential move back to Germany – he played at SC Freiburg for three seasons before joining Newcastle two years ago.
One is that he doesn’t want to play in Germany and the second is that if he does move he wants a guarantee of first team football, although not many clubs would offer him that guarantee.
Luuk de Jong
Other clubs could also be interested in taking Papiss Cisse, and they include Turkish clubs Trabzonspor and Besiktas – and West Ham, although he would probably not want to go to a club fighting relegation in the Premier League.
Cisse still has three and a half years left on his five and a half year deal on Tyneside, so he will be in no hurry to move out of Newcastle, but we wonder why his stock has fallen so quickly at Newcastle?
Maybe all he needs is an extended run in the first team, and with Loic Remy and Shola Ameobi likely to leave the club in the summer, and Luuk de Jong completely unproven in the Premier League, we think it would be a big risk if Newcastle let Cisse move on this month.
What do you think?
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