We don’t know how true this is – but there are reports that Papiss Cisse received multiple offers in the January transfer window with Crystal Palace (Alan Pardew), Swansea and Fenerbahce all interested in signing the 30 year-old Senegal International striker.
Newcastle want a £5M transfer fee for Cisse and there is a report in The Times today that multiple Chinese clubs in the Chinese Super League are interested in signing Papiss.
The Chinese Super League transfer window is open until February 26 – that’s a week tomorrow – and since Papiss Cisse is our most experienced Premier League striker and we are finding it difficult to score goals this season – surely there’s no way the club would let him move to China this month.
Papiss Cisse – Chinese clubs interested
It would be absolutely ridiculous if Newcastle allowed Papiss to move away from the club, with Newcastle’s place in the English Premier League now in real jeopardy.
But Newcastle have made some dumb moves like this in the past, but if they now allow either Cheick Tiote or Papiss Cisse to leave for China this month, it would be an absolute disgrace.
Newcastle should realize they have every legal right to keep players under contract with them at the club.
The needs of the business always surpass those of any individual – and what’s £5M in any case when we stand to lose £140M a year if we are relegated?
We don’t have much confidence at all in the Newcastle Board these days, but this would take the biscuit – and be close to dereliction of duty if they allow Papiss Cisse to leave the club this month.
And now we are starting to wonder why Papiss wasn’t taken to La Manga in Spain earlier this week.