The Mirror are reporting that Turkish club Besiktas are now supposed to be favorites to sign the Newcastle striker, and they are reporting an approach has been made for the Senegal International.
But the Tyneside club would be taking a chance if they let Papiss go before bringing in at least one suitable replacement.
Cisse is supposed to be the replacement for Demba Ba at Besiktas – who it seems will not be joining West Brom as there is news he will join Super League club Shanghai Shenhua in China – according to their web-site.
Papiss Cisse – 11 goals in 22 appearances last season
Papiss Cisse cost us around £9M when he signed in January of 2012 from Bundesliga club SC Freiburg, and in the 109 games he’s played at Newcastle since then he’s scored 41 goals, including 11 Premier League goals last season in only 22 appearances.
Only a day or so ago Newcastle said they had received no offers for the 30 year-old, and Newcastle want £10M for him.
That’s a decent price to ask, so clubs will think twice about coming in and bidding that kind of money for a player, who can still do a job for us at Newcastle.
We hope Papiss stays at the club – at least for next season – since he’s one of the proven Premier League goalscorers we have and he has two years left on his contract.
Papiss has also made it very clear that he wants to stay on Tyneside and play for new head coach Steve McClaren.
Newcastle would be foolish to let him go before we have a suitable replacement brought in – but the club have made that mistake before.
What do you think?