We’ve mentioned a few times that Newcastle’s strikers come September could be a lot different than we have at the moment, with the likelihood that Loic Remy, Papiss Cisse and 32 year-old Shola Ameobi will no longer be at the club.
Papiss Cisse – on his way in the summer
And there’s news today that Papiss Cisse is almost certain to leave.
Newcastle have just turned down a bid of £4M from Turkish side Trabzonspor for him – and another club in Turkey, Besiktas, would like to take the Senegal striker on loan until the end of the season.
The Daily Star is reporting the striker has a buy-out clause in his Newcastle contract, which is likely for around £10M, and that could be triggered by a club this summer.
A club from Qatar – thought to be Al-Rayyan – even traveled to Newcastle a couple of weeks ago, to try to get a deal made for the former SC Freiburg striker, but left empty-handed.
Papiss has also been mentioned as possibly moving to Borussia Monchengladbach if Newcastle can get Dutch International Luuk de Jong in on loan before next Saturday rolls around and the January transfer window slams shut.
So it looks like Papiss could be on his way in the summer and Shola Ameobi’s contract runs out at his home town club at the end of June, and it’s unlikely to be renewed.
Newcastle would like to sign Loic Remy full time, and while we hope the club can do that – it seems unlikely – with Loic seeking Champions League football elsewhere.
So with three strikers likely to leave this summer who will come in?
Luuk de Jong should be in on loan this month, and hopefully he can play well and settle in at Newcastle quickly, and there is news today that Newcastle may have to try to sign Bafe Gomis permanently this month, after Inter-Milan are showing interest.
The news is that Newcastle were hoping to sign the 28 year-old striker – who was a big target last summer – in June when he becomes a free agent.
And if all three strikers do leave, we probably need to recruit another striker, but Newcastle will do all they can to sign Loic Remy to a permanent deal as a first priority.
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