Will Cisse Become A No 9 Hero Or Move On?

Last updated : 22 December 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

According to reports today in the Mirror, Newcastle are looking to off-load Senegal striker Papiss Cisse following a dramatic drop in form this season that has seen him score only once

Mirror: "Newcastle will demand a £10million money-back deal to part with Papiss Cisse in next month’s transfer window.

"The Magpies paid £9.5m for the Senegal striker when he moved from German side Freiburg almost two years ago.

"Out-of-sorts Cisse, 28, has suffered a startling decline in form after making a blistering start to his Toon career.

"The club’s famous No 9 shirt proved a perfect fit as he hit 13 goals in his first 12 appearances.

"But he only managed the same return in the whole of last season and has netted just once this term – in the Capital One Cup against Leeds.

"Cisse’s future was in doubt this summer when he initially refused to wear Newcastle’s Wonga-sponsored kit on religious grounds .

"France star Loic Remy, signed on a season’s loan from QPR, has since taken Cisse’s mantle as the Geordies’ striking talisman.

"But Newcastle, aware that Remy has responded coolly to talk of a permanent move, are assessing other targets – and cashing in on Cisse is an option."