Pardew – Big Decision On This Striker In Summer

Alan Pardew has talked to Sky Sports today,  and he has admitted the club are going to have to make a big decision on Papiss Cisse in the summer, about whether to sell him or whether to keep him at the club.

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Papiss Cisse – Newcastle to make decision on him in summer

We had an article out yesterday saying we thought it would be a big mistake to let him leave in the summer, but he’s hardly played for the side this season, and has only scored three goals for the side.

This is what Alan Pardew told Sky Sports today:

“He needs to have a big second half of the season for the summer.” “We are going to have to make a decision with Papiss: whether he is going to stay at this club and be a big player for us like he was two years ago and last year to a degree, or whether it’s going to be pastures new.”

“I try to be consistent through the ups and downs of the emotion that is in this city at times. Some of it is over the top, there’s no doubt about that.” “For me, it’s very difficult to sometimes to isolate myself and concentrate on what’s important.”

“But usually, nine times out of 10, it’s the next game and I’m pretty good at focusing my mind. I have got pretty narrow vision when it comes to the job at hand.”

We don’t even think that if Newcastle decide to keep Papiss,  he will necessarily stay at Newcastle.

It only takes a club to come in with a £10M bid for him, and even if Newcastle want him he would be on his way – just like Yohan Cabaye was on his way last month, even though it was hugely inconvenient for the team.

So to an extent Newcastle don’t even control their own destiny in the transfer market – because they sell any player if a bid comes in that matches the club’s valuation of that player.

There’s something very wrong with that somehow – especially if we are trying to build a top side.

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