Newcastle Should Resist Selling This Player In Summer


There are persistent reports that Newcastle will sell Papiss Cisse this summer, but we are assuming that would only be considered if Newcastle can bring in two experienced strikers this summer and then we also have young Ayoze Perez and Manu Riviere for the four strikers we need – which is more than we had last season.

Today Sky Sports have said Newcastle are willing to listen to offers for the striker.

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Papiss Cisse – Newcastle will listen to offers

But Cisse has continually said he wants to stay at the club and he was one of the few bright spots for us last season scoring 11 Premier League goals in 222 total appearances.

Although one big negative is that he did get himself suspended for 7 games after spitting at Jonny Evans in early March.

And as we know Newcastle lost every one of those games under inexperienced interim head coach John Carver.

Maybe the rumors have started because if we get Charlie Austin from QPR, he would get the number 9 jersey and Papiss would be used to recuperate some money but there’s a big fee on his head – said to be £10M and he’s now 30 years old.

Sky Sports is reporting Newcastle will listen to offers for the player and Cisse is quoted as saying he wants to stay at the club:

“I am at Newcastle and I have one and a half years left on my contract. I am a Newcastle striker and I just think about my holiday, when I go back to Newcastle I will try to work hard and try to make the team.”

“It’s good for Newcastle because he has been the England manager before. It is good to change something in the team.”

In January 2012 the news was that Papiss signed a five and a half year deal at Newcastle for around £9M – so Newcastle seem to want more than they paid for him.

Last season he was still suffering from the after-effects of his broken kneecap, but next season he should be fully fit.

There are clubs in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates interested in him, as well as Europa League winners Seville and Besiktas in Turkey.

It may be that Newcastle are testing the waters and see what offers they get for Papiss, but we’d be happy enough to see him stay at Newcastle for next season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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132 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 23, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #1

    I just hope at the last board meeting they discussed the style of play they planning to implement and are concentrating on acquiring the relevant players for the system. Not to much to ask of a professional football club?

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 23, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #2

    He has 1 and a half years left on his contract? That would mean that he would be a free agent mid season. He will be gone by Jan the latest then as in the Summer he would be able to negotiate with other clubs for a free move the following January.

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  • barkel

    Jun 23, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #3

    The only negative in keeping him is fitness issues but I would imagine the second operation he had when he was suspended has sorted out his knee. He’s the best goal scorer we have

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 23, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #4

    NUFC Gallowgate ?@NUFCgallowgate
    #NUFC Contracts

    2016
    Abeid
    Colo
    Elliot
    Marveaux
    Obertan
    Taylor
    Vuckic
    Willo

    2017
    Aarons
    Anita
    Bigirimana
    Cisse
    Dummett
    Gouffran
    Krul
    Tiote

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 23, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #5

    As exasperating as he is I will still be sad to see Cisse go, even more so without an equally prolific striker in place.

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  • Mr Magpie

    Jun 23, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #6

    It concerns me that the players we sign based on Carr’s recommendations in the most part look good players yet they all seem to regress with us.

    Maybe it is down to the coaching but i can think of many players that have looked really good signings & have not improved playing here but in fact have looked shadows of the players they were before we signed them.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 23, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #7

    Cisse is the best impact sub we have and can still do a job for another six months.

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  • Jib

    Jun 23, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #8

    Not just the spitting
    Refusing to wear the Wonga shirt because of his faith , then being photographed in a casino putting chips on a table.
    He always comes back from Africa injured
    Run ins with traffic cops
    And this Feb had to be begged to stay and not go to the gulf.
    Instinctive striker with electric reflexes
    Average footballer
    Get rid

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #9

    So Wild Bill Blacklock champion of truth and justicewho takes personal affront to any slight on nothing but fact being posted here, is calling Graham Carr out, not just for his ability in the scouting market but also his powers of persuasion in getting the worlds tightest billionaire in parting with his cash.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #10

    Begged to stay, JC reckons he begged Churners not to sell him, interesting !

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #11

    Mr Magpie

    I would suggest it is the limited coaching, or rather the fitness training only, that they receive. But to counter that argument ex-players often move and do not perform as well, so it is not a simple assessment.

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  • Jan Stavik

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #12

    Gread guy, and by far the best striker we have. Keep him, and provide him the service he deserves – if so he’s a 20 goals per season striker!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #13

    Someone’s not a fan of those African mercenaries, even the ones from the West end of Newcastle.

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #14

    11 goals in 222 games thats an appauling rate ! why havent we sold him by now 😉

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  • Jib

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #15

    I’d rather bring Ba back from Turkey
    They are both the same age , 30.
    Ba ‘s had a brilliant season for Besiktas

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #16

    Mr Magpie,
    Many of them are signed from poorer leagues and that is part of why they don’t replicate their prior form with us. The coaching hasn’t helped in the past, but the simple fact is that some of them were at the right level for them, and aren’t good enough for the Prem.

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  • firebug666

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #17

    Cisse is a good goal getter there is no doubt, but maybe his attitude on the field, or his persistent knee injury is the reason the club want rid.

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #18

    i was just reading about offering austin the no9 shirt to try get austin to sign !

    good idea imo but just got me thinking we should employ shearer as an iconic figure to try convince players to come to us.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #19

    Croftus

    I dont think big Al would work for Mashers again. This season on Match of the day, he had one or two digs at the way the club is run

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #20

    Why the hell sell Cisse when we have not got no one to take his place.
    Someone tell the idiots that run our club – BUY SOMEONE before you sell.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #21

    Jan, they are going to take a hit on Riverie no matter what happens, why not accept that some players don’t have to be sold. We could offer Cisse a new deal, let him see it out and leave, at least we’d be guaranteed goals, they could sell him for five million and end up with another duffer.

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #22

    if we had been completely safe in jan cisse would have been sold when the offer came in for him

    on the subject of carr
    not all players we buy or any club buy will work out that’s just the way it is
    but over all I don’t think we have bought bad or poor players our problem has been the type of player we have bought and the manager we had in place
    McLaren seems to be more suited to the types of player we buy
    over the last few years our coaching has been poor so its hard to gauge whether some of our players are bad buys or poorly used and badly trained

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  • mickalfas

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #23

    We can’t start the season with Riviere, Goofy and Perez as our strikers
    Buy the new players first then sell ,it’ll be a disaster to sell and not replace
    Sissoko ,tiote and krul as well ,on the rumour mill anyway
    Take them out and look at what were left with deadwood and sicknotes
    The whole squad needs upgrading imo,due to the chronic underinvestment over a long period of time

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #24

    Jail
    There’s clearly been plenty of cash available. Obviously not as much as we’d all like and certainly not as much as you, in your fantasy football world, expect and demand there should be. How do I know that? Because I’ve seen it wasted time after time. The old man’s losing it. And he’s not strong enough. Why would the tea boy ever be making football purchase decisions without the help and support of the so called director of football? Do you think he went through Carr’s pockets for his list when the old fella was having his afternoon nap? The tea boy and the comedian’s dad aren’t competent.

    As Lil suggests, and I’m sure you’ll agree, the buck stops with Ashley. Even Ashley has stated that publicly on tv in front of the world. Are you congratulating Ashley on appointing Carr, who is doing a first rate job with the tools he’s got?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #25

    Santons defensive abilities caused much debate on her, was he better than Haidara or Dummet

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #27

    Other clubs would keep Cisse as a back up Chelsea Arsenal etc all give their 30 year olds a years deal and negotiate every year to keep or get rid

    Dont see the obsession with having to always sell a player as they get older or need a new contract

    Pretty sure Cisse would be happy with a little pay increase and an extra years deal if we got another striker means he could share the burden until Perez or Armstrong etc become premier league ready in a few seasons with an extra player in he could also be rested and be fresh when gets a game

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  • GEORDIE69

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #28

    I will copy and paste this on Ed’s posts until it is complete, then will we see if we have any ambition to compete for top 8 in the Premier League and a Trophy. I have left out the players that are not good enough to achieve this currently. I will also remove any that we sell. Time is ticking Mike Ashley as there are only 70 days to go until the transfer deadline.

    Lilongwe Geordie if we want to win a cup and finish top 8 then these gaps will need filled with top players. If we want to finish mid table to bottom then we could get by with keeping the likes of Taylor, Anita, Riviere, Abeid and Ameobi. Non Premiership suited players and Championship class players do not finish top 8 in the Premier League.
    Jib – Which players that I have missed out do you think could get us top 8, I look forward to your comical reply?

    GK Krul
    GK Darlow
    GK Elliot (3rd choice only)
    RB Janmaat
    RB
    LB
    LB Haidara
    CD
    CD
    CD Lascelles
    CD Colocinni ( Just for Tsunki )
    CM Sissoko
    CM Tiote
    CM Colback
    CM
    AM
    AM De Jong
    AM
    AM Aarons
    AM
    AM Cabella
    CF
    CF
    CF Cisse
    CF Perez

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  • mickalfas

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #29

    Was selling MYM a good deal at around £6m ,might have been better keeping him and getting someone better to partner him
    He’s doing OK at Roma ,and we kept Willo
    Nothing makes sense to me !

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #30

    Jail

    “Blacklock champion of truth and justicewho takes personal affront to any slight on nothing but fact being posted here, ” Would you care to explain with an example?

    Note that we are having a discussion about the merits of Carr but Jail thinks it’s clever to play the man (Wild Bill Blacklock) not the ball. Whatever follows he brings upon himself. If old Blackley ridicules his views, he has asked for it.

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  • Zero

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #31

    Geordie69,

    You’ve listed 25 places, arnt we only allowed to name 21 players… unless im mistaken.

    Also we need to satisfy the home grown rules.

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  • Mr Magpie

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #32

    Lil
    They may have been playing in inferior leagues but also were playing champions league football. The likes of M’biwa, Cabella, Anita were all playing in inferior leagues but we’re stand out players & also looked impressive in the champions league.

    The likes of Gouffran, Marveaux have not been good enough & that may be from coming from an inferior league but they never looked that great even in those leagues.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #33

    Blackley,
    “Are you congratulating Ashley on appointing Carr, who is doing a first rate job with the tools he’s got?”

    Why would we congratulate Ashley for appointing a Chief Scout and then preventing him from doing his job to the best of his ability? I wouldn’t congratulate an IT department for employing an IT technician and then only allow him to use an Atari 400.

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  • Zero

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #34

    Gouffy was ok as a CF he gets played out on the wing too much at Newcastle, a bit like expecting Cabella to pick up defensive duties.

    I think Big Mc is doing the right think with the clean slates, some of our players have alot more capability than is being currently / has been used

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #35

    Jail
    In other words, old Blackley’s marked your card.

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  • Zero

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #36

    Jail,

    You should be quaking in your boots ole blackleg is comin for ya lol

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #37

    BL_Latest Transfers ?@BL_LatestEN
    Joel #Matip won’t join Newcastle United this summer. Manager Horst Heldt told DerWesten: “Joel wants to stay at Schalke.” #S04

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #38

    BL_Latest Transfers ?@BL_LatestEN
    There’s no offer from Newcastle United and the Magpies are not interesting for Joel Matip, Horst Heldt revealed. #S04

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  • Oldgit1

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #39

    Georie69 I would include Anita, I really believe he will fit perfect with mcclaren style of play. He will become a cracking player I’m sure.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 23, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #40

    Blacklock,
    I don’t get your post, is Carr doing a first rate job with the tools he’s got or is he failing to spend old Mikeys money correctly.

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