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 – 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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