Manchester City Want Newcastle Striker For £20M In January


Manchester City have some injury concerns with their strikers, and Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic are currently out injured.

papiss cisse scores first goal

Papiss Cisse scores his first goal against Chelsea on Saturday

And there is news in the Star that Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini wants to sign Newcastle’s Papiss Cisse for £20M in January.

Papiss started his career at Newcastle in great form scoring 13 goals in his first 14 games, almost three years ago in January, 2012.

And he is showing that same form this season, with a phenomenal 7 Premier League goals in just 9 appearances.

He missed the beginning of the season recovering from a  broken knee-cap he suffered last April, but in his first appearance against Hull City when he was brough on for the final 31 minutes,  he scored two opportunist goals to get Newcastle a 2-2 draw,  after we were 2-0 down when he came on.

The bad news about Sergio Aguero is that his injury is worse than first thought, and he will now be out about eight weeks after damaging  the ligaments of his knee.

But we would be very surprised if City do in fact bid £20M for the 33 times capped Senegal International striker, who has scored 16 goals for his country.

Papiss will also be on  duty for Senegal in the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, and he will join the Senegal squad in early January, and that could complicate any deal.

But if City do bid £20M for Cisse, we think owner Mike Ashley may even accept the offer, and for the third January running a top player could be allowed to leave the club.

Demba Ba left for Chelsea two years ago and Papiss Cisse was allowed to join PSG last January.

It would not be a good decision to let Papiss Cisse leave in January.

What do you think?

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73 comments so far

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #1

    I dont believe this story, but if it was true i would Sell cisse for 20 million, buy 2 more strikers for 10 million each.

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  • dannitoon

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #2

    No chance

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  • jimmysmith

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #3

    A cool 20 mill as cover until Aguero returns. Wouldn’t discount it money wise, but is he good enough or fit enough?

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #4

    “Demba Ba left for Chelsea two years ago and Papiss Cisse was allowed to join PSG last January”

    You mean cabaye was allowed to join PSG Ed.

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  • 70TWO

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #5

    The Happy Hitman heading Howay

    Is the journalist an Arsenal supporter?

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #6

    SOLD

    lol 20mill

    g.s.tooner

    you could well be right but say u seen him play and ur confident in his ability

    he claims to have seen obertan is good enough, we have seen it 3 times in 3 years same for players like willo perch we all know he prob aint good enough if he was he would have a deal by now

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  • lesh

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #7

    Could Ashley have planted the story – an effective ‘For Sale’ notice?

    Nah, Pardew wouldn’t agree to it….. or would he?

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  • 70TWO

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #8

    jimmyback – ‘moderate’ as in not as good as Henry or most of the top CL strikers. Compard to ours…..lets say I would hve liked to see Welbeck come to SJP, but with trepidation, your right about Podolski and similarly Sanchez.

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  • IrishGeordie9

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #9

    This story is laughable. Why would City spend £20 million on a player who isnt fully fit and is going to be f**king off to the AFCON ? Ridiculous. Cisse is probably worth about £9 million and thats being generous.

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #10

    lesh

    we all know where the story comes from but were not the only ones fat sam telling the world its 20 mill for reid its 20 mill for him we would take 10 for cisse and they would that or less for reid

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  • 70TWO

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #11

    What do you call a deer with no eyes, no legs and a six foot long neck?

    Still no eye deer a tall – good night

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  • Brutooon

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #12

    TBH i dont think Cisse cost 20 millions.

    Yes he score several goals this season but his touch is WORST.

    I be happy if we got 5 million from him.

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  • BandB

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #13

    God almighty,

    The 4pm shift is thin pickings since expat stopped flirting with that bloke from Canberra.
    I did say we’d beat Chelsea!

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  • IrishGeordie9

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #14

    70Two

    I wonder what a deer with no eyes, no legs and a 6ft long neck would look like. Well, I dont think we can call it a deer anymore.

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 12, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #15

    bandb

    where are they
    they not been about for a few nights have they got a room lol

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  • Dulcinera

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #16

    20 million for a 29 year old newcastle frontman?

    For 20 million City could do far better. I thought when welsh geordie mentioned this in a previous thread before ED made a pos out of it, it was one of his over the top jokes

    Get real

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  • IrishGeordie9

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #17

    Dulcinera- from previous thread.

    I understand your view and I agree. I was just saying that being brutally honest can still have as good as an impact on a player as telling a white lie. My view is that I wouldnt mind either because they can both have poaative effects.

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  • IrishGeordie9

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #18

    Poaative = posative. Doh!

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  • Dulcinera

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #19

    Irish

    Agreed. Depends on the manager i suppose. Some beef up the player lessen the pressure and expectations and then hope they hit all the right notes to appease fans.

    By the way, where abouts in Eire, ever hear of a little shithole called Strabane? Dia duit lol

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  • BandB

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #20

    Dulcinera,

    That’s a good name.
    Out of the ordinary.
    Why did you choose it?

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  • expatmag

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #21

    Bandb

    Bollox pet.

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  • BandB

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #22

    Beer,

    Do you think we will beat Arsenal?

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  • BandB

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #23

    Lurker 🙂

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  • expatmag

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #24

    Band

    So you predicted we would beat Chelsea then!

    So. What do you want? A medal the size of a frying pan…… whooopeeee doooo

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  • expatmag

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #25

    Just signed on dear and saw your latest expat infatuation……lol

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  • BandB

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #26

    expat,

    Can I call you Pat, pet?
    It would be cushy if we could snuggle up.

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #27

    BandB

    honestly no
    can we yes of course we can we just beat Chelsea
    tough game for us I would be happy with a point

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  • Dulcinera

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #28

    Band b

    I don’t think anyone will care much and it’s a liitle corny but it’s just a ploy on a name from a novel….

    “Dulcinea is a fictional character who is referred to (but does not appear) in Miguel de Cervantes’ novel Don Quixote. Don Quixote finds a true love whom he calls Dulcinea. She is a simple peasant in his home town, but Quixote imagines her to be the most beautiful of all women.

    I just thought DulcineRa added a little spice to Dulcinea

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  • BandB

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #29

    Beer,

    I don’t think anyone is playing so well right now we can’t beat them.

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  • BandB

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #30

    Dulcinera,

    I guessed it must be her. Strapping lass with a voice like a foghorn. I like it.

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  • IrishGeordie9

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #31

    Dulcinea

    I live down south in Limerick. Never heard of Strabane if im honest. Conas atá tú. 😀

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  • expatmag

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #32

    BandB

    And on that note, I am outta here……

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  • Thump

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #33

    Even at £20m, we can’t afford to lose him unless Rivvy’s found his pre-season boots.

    None starter either way.

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  • Dulcinera

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #34

    Tá mé go maith lol

    Haven’t been too south. Dundalks about the furthest i’ve been. Strabanes a lousy wee bordertown about 20 mins from “derry” buckfast central heh.

    Bandb

    A geordie twang “mortal” or a sensual, seductive, sexy latino foghorn? hmmm….give me a minute…

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  • Dulcinera

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #35

    No offence all you northeners by the way lol

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #36

    Lol at the story. Dumbest I’ve seen for us this year. Even man city is not that stupid.

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  • toonincheek

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #37

    I don’t think Ed believes there is any credibility
    to the “news” in the Star but, as always, he reports
    on all such articles to keep us all in touch.

    £20 million for a striker of Cisse’s age, on-going
    knee problem and off to ACON in January/February
    is about as likely as welshie’s prediction of a 2-2 draw, with Cisse getting a hattrick.

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  • expatmag

    Dec 13, 2014 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #38

    Dulc

    Or a sun bronzed muscular expat geordie living in Oz with a penchant for fine wines and great seafood

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  • jayphoto

    Dec 13, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #39

    Read this headline, saw 20m and instantly thought it was going to be Perez!
    20m??! Christ! For Cisse?? Take it all day like!
    Add that 5-10m we already had for a striker and bid 20m-25m for Benteke or Bony! (Not that thst would happen mind)

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  • lesh

    Dec 13, 2014 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #40

    Jail….

    On an earlier post when you wondered where I was when the ‘jokes’ were in full flow.

    At the time I had been quietly
    enjoying the myrth and waiting for the real comedian to come on.

    Good morning Jail and I’m pleased to see you’re in fine fettle.

    But now the jokers’ve been put to bed by their mammy’s,it seems we have a right little Antipodean orgy in the making.

    Now, Mr Tuff, we’re relying on you to monitor this little spectacle and when needed, throw a bucket of water over ’em!

    Didn’t know they had stoats down there.

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