Cisse Turned Down These Three Premier League Clubs

Papiss Cisse has left Newcastle United and it looks like he turned his back on three Premier League clubs – Hull City, Watford and West Brom – who were all reported to be keen to sign the 31 year-old striker.

But the 35 times capped Senegal International – who scored a phenomenal 16 goals for his country – opted for the huge wages in China, for a fee said to be around £5M.

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Papiss Cisse – has left for China

That £5M can now be used by Rafa Benitez this summer to bring in more players to further strengthen the Newcastle squad for the upcoming Championship season.

Newcastle also  got his £45K/week wages off the wage bill and that will help control the running costs of the club this season.

Assuming we got £5M for Papiss, here’s the senior signings at the club so far this summer.

Matz Sels£4.5MKAA Gent
Dwight Gayle£10MCrystal Palace
Matt Ritchie£10MBournemouth
Jesus Gamez£1.5MAtletico Madrid
Isaac Hayden£2.5MArsenal
Grant Hanley£5.5MBlackburn
Ciaran Clark£5MAston Villa
Mohamed Diame£4.5MHull City
DeAndre Yedlin£5MTottenham
Daryl Murphy£3MIpswich Town
Achraf Lazaar£3MPalermo
Christian AtsuLoan - seasonChelsea
Transfer Fees In£54.5M
Gabby ObertanReleasedAnzhi Makhachkala
Sylvain MarveauxReleasedLorient
Steven TaylorReleasedPortland Timbers
Fabricio ColocciniReleasedSan Lorenzo
Andros Townsend£13MCrystal Palace
Remy Cabella£7.5MMarseille
Papiss Cisse£2.5MShandong Luneng
Gini Wijnaldum£25MLiverpool
Florian ThauvinLoan - seasonMarseille
Siem de JongLoan - seasonPSV
Kevin MbabuLoan - seasonBSC Young Boys
Henri SaivetLoan - seasonSt. Etienne
Daryl Janmaat£7.5MWatford
Tim KrulLoan - JanuaryAjax
Tim KrulLoan from JanuaryAZ Alkmaar
Gael BigirimanaFreeCoventry City
Adam ArmstrongLoan - seasonBarnsley
Emmanuel RiviereLoan - seasonCA Osasuna
Jamie SterryLoan - JanuaryCoventry City
Haris VuckicLoan - JanuaryBradford City
Sammy AmeobiLoan - JanuaryBolton Wanderers
Moussa Sissoko£30MTottenham Hotspur
Transfer Fees Out£85.5M
Net Spend-£31M

We are assuming Remy Cabella will sign for Marseille for around £7M – but still no official news on that.

We wonder why not?

Comments welcome.