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Newcastle Consider Selling Top Striker

7:52 am, Saturday, January 25th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

Two Turkish clubs, Besiktas and Trabzonspor, are said to be wanting Newcastle’s out of favor striker Papiss Cisse on loan or in a permanent deal in January, but we’d be very surprised if Newcastle agree to any deal to allow Papiss to leave Newcastle this month.

papiss cisse at st mirren

Papiss Cisse – will Newcastle sell him?

And there’s news in the Daily Mail that Trabzonspor have put in a £4M bid for the Senegal striker,  which is less than half of what Newcastle paid for the striker from German club SC Freiburg two years ago, and we assume the bid will be rejected out of hand.

Newcastle would want to get at least £10M for the striker, if they were to sell him, and depending who comes in this month – Papiss could be on his way out of Newcastle – either on loan or in a permanent move.

If Luuk de Jong comes in on loan Papiss will become the third striker at Newcastle, and he will see precious little playing time through the end of the season, and the writing could be on the wall for the 28 year-old.

However, the striker has let it be known he would like to stay at the club, and with Loic Remy and Shola Ameobi likely to leave the club in the summer, Loic to a bigger club and Shola because his contract ends in June and is unlikely to be renewed, Newcastle would need to bring in some strikers before they could let Papiss leave the club.

Or so you would think – but of course you never know with Newcastle, and it’s hard to understand what their plans really are to make Newcastle into a great side again.

We are still hoping for some players coming in this month – but with only six days to go in the transfer window, Newcastle could draw a blank this month. :(

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Tags: Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse · Transfer News and Rumours



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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ben3arfa // Jan 25, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    In all honesty, Cisse is no longer a “top” striker. We shouldve snapped those Qataris arms when they offered £9million for him earlier this month

  • 2 juan // Jan 25, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    Can’t see why we would want to keep him. After his failed attemp to get a pay rise pre season hes not interested on our club. His body language speaks for itself… I’d rather play Sammy A than cisse. And they’d be lucky to get 5-6 million

  • 3 HullMag6 // Jan 25, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    Let him go rather than let him rot. Get De Jong and another fwd in. Let’s not forget Gouffran is actually a fwd not a winger but he’ll do his best for the team so he can play.

  • 4 Slank // Jan 25, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    No point hanging onto him hoping to get a higher price. If a player is unhappy or disruptive it’s best to get rid of him and go for someone to wants to be here.

    Someone said in a previous article that they thought that the writing was on the wall when he embarrassed the club with his futile attempt to refuse to wear the shirt with the sponsors name on it even though other Muslims at the club had no problem with wearing the shirt. It wouldn’t surprise if there is an element of truth in this.

  • 5 lesh // Jan 25, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Don’t be surprised to see Cisse go after outgoing moves are far easier for Kinnear to manage.

    And if Kinnear really wants to make a success of this window, let negotiations for Cisse and Cabsyr drag on to be concluded at 23.59 on 30 January making it impossible to strengthen th squad.

    I wonder whether it’s actually occurred to Ashley that if we go tumbling down the table, the prize money lost would probably be greater than the cost of paying that little bit more to get new players in rather than fail to get them over the line because of agents fees for example?

  • 6 stan anderson // Jan 25, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Dont mind selling him on his present form.Thanks for the wonderful goals you gave us.What went wrong ?
    I read some fans seem to think you,re not a fan if you dont buy match tickets and PIES ETC.Total shite coming from some idiots who think they ,can afford to buy the fatman,s goods all of us can.
    Well i ,ve been to matches since the late 50s and seen some villains running our club,Westwood and the rest of the Pirates.Alas i am now on a pension and need to budget carefully,so football is out of the question now.
    What i do is search the Internet now looking to find a site showing Toon games live and suffer mostly poor quality,but it is better than nothing at all.
    I must be honest and admit i have been to 2 matches at St.James with my grandson.He loved it but i found it boring and not very exciting at all.
    The atmosphere was almost non existant.Not a patch on the good old days when you were standing in all weather and had the singing from the Leazes and the Gallowgate ends,fantastic memories great banter within the crowd.
    As things are at the moment with the present owner and his no1 and no2 sidekicks i give up hope of ever winning
    trophies,just not being relegated is the aim of these crooks.
    So apart from maybe taking my grandson once in awhile i cant see me buying tickets,shirts,scarves or PIES off the Cockney wideboy.
    If this makes me a non supporter then i am sorry,but you cant stop me from loving MY team,if not the scumbags running it HOWAT THE LADS.

  • 7 Ian Toon // Jan 25, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Band B- from previous .

    Being called a plastic fan is the worst insult in football. At away games the other team’s fans are abused ritually for being fake.

    Football fans have heard them all; dirty northern baltards, sheep-shaggers, rent boys, pikeys, nonces, inbreds. The cruellest taunts are traded. The regular fan is pretty immune to this playground name-calling. However there’s one jibe that is not welcomed and that’s being called a ‘plastic fan’. That cuts to the quick. Most fans would not want to be branded

    A plastic fan is essentially a fake fan. There everywhere and nowhere. Travelling around the grounds you do find plenty of fans berating their opponents as ‘plastic’ but I have never actually meet a self-confessed plastic. The best known archetype is the Roger Nouveau character in The Fast Show. He’s a middle-class supporter whose ignorance of fan customs is laughable .

    A plastic fan is one whose allegiance to a team is not determined by family ties and tradition. They are your glory hunter. This season many have stopped supporting Manchester United and for some switched allegiance to Arsenal.

    Another symptom of the plastic-fan infestation is the amount of /or lack of noise generated in a stadium. Keane was you’ll remember scathing about the new breed of largely muted interlopers at Old Trafford. ‘Away from home, our fans are fantastic, I’d call them the hardcore fans’, said Keane. ‘But at home, they have a few drinks and probably the prawn sandwiches, and they don’t realise what’s going on out on the pitch.’ Plastic fans aren’t ‘local’. A longstanding jibe aimed at Manchester United is that their supporters are glory-hunting ‘plastics’ who mainly live in Surrey. ‘We support our local team’, sing opposition supporters to wind up United. However, if you browse the United message boards, you’ll find plenty of fans denouncing some of their fellow reds as ‘day trippers’ and ‘Johnny Come Latelys’.

  • 8 bobby mango // Jan 25, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Others nothing. Sell sell sell




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