It looks like Papiss Cisse is staying at Newcastle this season, and we have no complaints about that for a player who has said more than once this season that he doesn’t want to leave the club.
And with Aleksandar Mitrovic already on board and the much improved Ayoze Perez just waiting in the wings, we should have some goals scoring power this season – and we didn’t even mention Siem de Jong and Gini Wijnaldum.
Papiss Cisse – off the mark on Sunday against the Saints
The Senegal star has so far scored four goals at the Liberty Stadium, and he scored two for us last October in the 2-2 draw, and in April three years ago he also scored a brace in the 2-0 win.
The good thing about Papiss is that he finally looks 100% fit after playing last season when he was troubled a lot by the pins in his knee, that were inserted to stabilize the knee following his broken kneecap a year last April.
A fit and rejuvenated Papiss Cisse can score a lot of goals for us this season, as he showed last Sunday.
This is what the Senegal International has said about the game tomorrow:
“Swansea isn’t an easy stadium and can be hard. But every time I have had a chance to score there.”
“I hope this time I can add to that. If I get chances I want to be in the right place again.” “It’s a good tally. I always work hard on that.”
The striker missed a lot of last season through injury, but he still scored 11 goals in just 22 appearances for us and was our top scorer.
Since he arrived three and half years ago from SC Freiburg, he has played for Newcastle 110 times with 42 goals, and 35 of those were in the Premier League.
It’s a good goal-scoring record for the 30 year-old, and he will hoping to improve on that tomorrow.