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Newcastle Striker Will Leave In January Or Next Summer

8:41 am, Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 5 Comments

Papiss Cisse is second choice this season to top man Aleksandar Mitrovic up front, but he did get a run out in the last game at Bournemouth when he came on for Mitrovic after 63 minutes and played fairly well in the surprising 1-0 win.

Paul Simpson has tried to tell Papiss Cisse that he still has a role to play at Newcastle, but it has to be difficult for the Senegal striker that he´s been on the bench so much this season.

papiss cisse celebrates

Papiss Cisse – still has a part to play this season?

We were hoping he could be used as an impact sub as he was deployed so successfully last season by Alan Pardew, as he was still recovering from his knee injury – but that hasn´t happened for whatever reason.

Paul Simpson talked about Cisse on BBC Newcastle’s Total Sport:

“It’s funny because there’s been games where you could question his level of performance – I totally agree with that – but he’s the type of footballer who I think, when he gets his opportunity, works his socks off.”

“At Bournemouth I thought he was excellent when he came on, I really did. When he came on he actually made a difference to us.”

“It’s just been the way that games have gone that we’ve chosen not to involve him but Papiss has still got a part to play – there’s no doubt about that in our mind.”

“We still see Papiss as having a part to play for us. We looked at his goal-scoring record from last season and that was excellent.”

“Now unfortunately he hasn’t had the game time – he got the goal in the first game of the season which was, in all fairness I could have probably scored that from about half-a-yard-out.”

“Maybe I might not have got there, but Papiss got there – he’s got a goal-scoring instinct and his opportunity will come.”

Newcastle are expected to sign a striker in the January transfer window and we hope we do that and don´t get cold feet about spending more money in the upcoming transfer market.

Newcastle have only scored 13 goals in 12 league games and six of those were in one game and we´ve conceded 22 goals –  so that tells us we need a top striker and a top defender (at least) brought in over the January transfer window.

If a top striker does come in then Papiss will fall further down the pecking order, so he could leave in January or more likely he will be sold in the summer when his current contract at Newcastle will still have one year to run.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Aleksandar Mitrovic · Coaching · Contracts · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse · Premier League

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Reyantoon // Nov 18, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    sparky – time will tell.But even if he is a better defender, can’t see him suddenly start ahead of Mbemba and Colo,unless one of them get injured.

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Nov 18, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    All irrelevant, if he had of been managed properly he wouldn’t be her now anyway, but awful decisions allowed Demba Ba to be pandered to and I definitely think he was screwed over with a bonus, he was top scorer but didn’t meet his agreed target, he hadn’t factored in to being played on the right wing and the management giving up the season after 40 points before agreeing to the original goal target. he obviously didn’t realise , like Derek Llambias stated ”how fcukin ‘orrible we can be”

  • 3 banjax // Nov 18, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    It’s a shame about Cisse, started as a prolific goal scorer and ends a injury ravaged tenure at Newcastle. Saying that Rivere needs to follow Cisse out of the door as well since his stay with us has been nothing to write home about. I only hope the money to be spent on recruits is going on top quality players who are ready to roll and don’t need a season to acclimatise.

  • 4 TroubledToon // Nov 18, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    ” he got the goal in the first game of the season which was, in all fairness I could have probably scored that from about half-a-yard-out.”

    Lmao… Even though that’s true, it’s not something u normally hear 😀

  • 5 Sav // Nov 18, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Dead right. Riviere should be sold pronto but he hasn’t done anything to make himself a saleable commodity, so we’ll be stuck with him and de Jong and Gouffran. Cisse’s sale will be all about balancing the books but will another striker be brought in or will there be all talk and a failure to get our target ‘over the line’ in January?

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