With Swansea striker Wilfried Bony possibly moving to either Manchester City or Chelsea this month, Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse, who is currently with the Senegal squad preparing for the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, has said today that Swansea are interested in signing him.
Papiss Cisse – speaking with clubs on a transfer?
Swansea are looking for a striker to replace Ivory Coast International Wilfried Bony, who was once a Newcastle target, and in the Sun Papiss Cisse is surprisingly quoted as saying the following:
“We are speaking with a number of clubs, Swansea and others.”
That’s strange that he would say they are speaking with other clubs when he is still under contract at Newcastle, and of course it doesn’t help that we do not have any head coach at the moment.
At the moment Papiss Cisse is the only experienced striker we have, and rather than selling him, we should be looking for another striker to come in this month, since we still haven’t replaced Loic Remy, who left for Chelsea in the summer.
Unless a player is in the last six months of his contract he is not supposed to be talking to other clubs, so Lee Charnley or somebody else at Newcastle should be trying to sort out why the 29 year-old has made these comments.
Cisse has been in great form for Newcastle so far this season, and has 9 goals in only 14 appearances for the club this term.
Papiss Cisse signed for us in January three years ago from SC Freiburg on a five and a half year contract, for around £9M – so his contract runs out in June, 2017 – that’s 30 months left on his Newcastle contract
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