There’s news today in the Chronicle that Papiss Cisse is not happy at losing his first team spot to Aleksandar Mitrovic, and he’s said to be growing frustrated and could leave Newcastle in this transfer window, according to his agent Madou Diene.
Papiss Cisse – could leave Newcastle
And the thing we have to remember is that his agent would get paid if Papiss does leave Newcastle in this window and join another club, so we shouldn’t forget that aspect in looking at what his agent has said.
This is what Madou Diene told the Chronicle:
“If the right offer comes I will ask Papiss to consider it.¨ “Nobody wants to be at a club where you don’t feel wanted.”
“There has been no offer from Galatasaray yet, it is only talk in the media.¨ “But there has been nothing concrete.¨
“Perhaps if there was it would be considered, because at Papiss’ age he wants to play regular football.¨
“No matter which team he plays for he needs service because he will score goals.¨ “During his time at Newcastle, he’s never had proper service which makes his goal tally even more remarkable.”
“As long as Papiss is here he will score goals. He can’t do that if he’s sitting on the bench.”
There’s a little complaint at the end there from his agent about the service Cisse gets at Newcastle.
This comes at a bad time, with Mitrovic having been suspended for three games following his red card yesterday, and Papiss likely to start the next three games.
But if Steve McClaren continues in the 4-2-3-1 formation, only one striker will start each game and it will limit the games Cisse will start.
Nothing really there from Papiss himself, but this season Aleksandar Mitrovic will be the starting striker.
That seems to be the reality, but we need players like Cisse as back up, to keep our squad strong.
We cannot bring good players in and then allow too many good players to leave, we have to build the depth in the squad.
Papiss Cisse can do a job for us and he did that essentially from the bench last season when he scored 11 goals in 22 appearances for Newcastle.