Papiss Cisse is off with the Senegal squad in the African Cup of Nations at the moment, but he has yet to play for his country in their first two games in Group C, a win and a draw.
Papiss Cisse – thinking twice about leaving Newcastle
And the news for about the last week is that Papiss Cisse has been offered a three year deal at Shanghai SIPG, who are managed by former England manager Sven Eriksson.
The deal is said to be worth £150K/week which is over £23M over the term of the contract – that’s a lot of money.
With Newcastle finding it difficult to score goals this season, because we are already one striker short, it would be little short of disastrous if Cisse leaves during this January window.
The Senegal striker’s 9 Premier League goals in 14 appearances for Newcastle, is more than a third of the league goals Newcastle have scored this season – so his goals have been very important to us.
The news coming through is that Papiss Cisse is not too willing to leave Newcastle – even if the news of the huge wage offer is true – although not much on what the fee would be for a player whose contract runs out in the summer of 2017.
Other news on Cisse is that Crustal Palace are said to be interested in the striker, but we’d be surprised if Palace can afford the fee for Papiss or his wages, so maybe that’s just a made up story – since we know Alan Pardew is looking for players in January.
While we are not really expecting many – if any – players coming into Newcastle by February 2nd, we’d be happy enough if we don’t lose any of our players this month.
That’s not too much to ask – is it?
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