New Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew may come after his former striker at Newcastle – Papiss Cisse – who is currently on duty for Senegal at the African Cup of Nations.
Papiss Cisse – could leave Newcastle in January
Papiss Cisse is already in demand since Swansea may come after him to replace the departed Wilfried Bony, who was recently signed by Manchester City for £29M.
Mike Ashley has already helped Crystal Palace out this season, by allowing Alan Pardew to leave Newcastle and join them for about £4M, and Alan’s made a good start to his career at Palace by winning his first three games in charge including two league games.
They had 17 points when he joined so he’s already got in two games just less than a third of the points they got from their previous 20 games.
On the other hand Newcastle – now without a manager since Pardew left – have lost the last three games including two league games, and now Palace are only 4 points behind us with a better goal difference.
What’s the chances they will finish above us in the league this season?
Cisse has already said last week that he would consider leaving Newcastle:
“I focus on the Africa Cup of Nations, then we will see about my future with Newcastle,” “We talk about a lot of clubs, Swansea and others.”
It would not surprise us too much if Mike Ashley allowed Papiss Cisse to leave Newcastle in January – but only if he gets a ridiculous fee for him – and maybe Swansea have the money for that – but we doubt Palace will have the requisite funds.
And it seems like Moussa Sissoko could also leave Newcastle in January, and he has already issued a come and get me plea to Arsenal saying that he wants to play for a bigger club then Newcastle at some time in his career – and by the way Arsenal were the club of his dreams when he was a youngster.
The way Ashley runs Newcastle it’s hard to blame players who want to leave the club – and Mike seems to be OK with letting them leave, just as long as he gets the big money for them.
What has really crystallized since Alan Pardew left the club is that he was never the real problem – Mike Ashley is the real problem at Newcastle – and whatever person takes the head coach job on Tyneside – he is likely to be just as shackled as Alan Pardew was.
It’s just a terrible way to run a football club, and it’s why Newcastle will never be successful while Mike Ashley is the owner.
That’s a fact, or as Al Gore used to say – it’s an inconvenient truth.
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