Newcastle To Hold Onto This Player Through May


It seems that there is some interest being shown in Newcastle United from Chinese Super League clubs, but Newcastle are unwilling to sell the player and he will remain at Newcastle when the Chinese transfer window closes on Friday.

Papiss is the most experienced Premier League striker we have and he could still do a job for us in the final 12 games of the season.

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Papiss Cisse after scoring at Crystal Palace

Papiss was successful last season. when he was still feeling pain from that knee injury. of scoring goals coming off the bench and he was Newcastle´s top scorer with 11 goals in just 22 appearances.

One problem with playing Cisse could be that McClaren has concentrated on having a physical striker up front who can hold up the ball in Aleksandar Mitrovic – and the Serbian is out injured maybe for the next three games.

That´s not the game Papiss Cisse plays so exactly what kind of formation Newcastle will use at Stoke and at home to Bournemouth is a good question.

Steve McClaren may even start Emmanuel Riviere in that position next Wednesday at Stoke.

Newcastle have Perez, Doumbia, Cisse and Riviere fit for the game and with Seydou still getting up to speed if McClaren keeps the one striker up front formation then maybe the best man suited to playing that position with Mitro out is Riviere.

If we are going to survive this season then we need players to score some goals and it´s good we will have Cisse available to do that through the end of the season.

We would expect Papiss Cisse along with Cheick Tiote to be sold this summer – probably to Chinese Premier League clubs – but both can still do a job for Newcastle through May.

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