Trabzonspor keen on Newcastle striker Cisse
Turkish giants Trabzonspor have made a stunning move to bring Newcastle United’s Senegalese striker Papiss Demba Cisse to the club as they look to bolster their attacking options ahead of the UEFA Europa League campaign.
The Turkish side has already added the likes of Florent Malouda and Jose Bosingwa from Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers respectively and having been already linked with a move for Fluminense striker and Brazilian international Fred, it seems the Turkish giants are keen to bring in Cisse after seemingly giving up the chase for Fred who has a very high buyout clause.
The future of the Senegalese international at Newcastle has come under immense scrutiny in recent weeks after he refused to wear the logo of the club’s new sponsors Wonga on his kit owing to his religious beliefs as a Muslim which doesn’t allow him to promote any money lending organization.
However, it seemed that the issue with the club has been resolved with the player even turning out for the club in the kit with their new sponsor’s logo in a recent friendly match and now, it appears that the player could still be heading for the exit door with Trabzonspor keen on his services.
Newcastle United have already announced the signing of Queens Park Rangers’ French international striker Loic Remy on a yearlong loan deal and have had an offer accepted by Lyon for another French international striker Bafetimbi Gomis. The club is also chasing the signing of former England striker Darren Bent and with these new arrivals, Cisse could face being marginalized at the club and Trabzonspor is keen to exploit the situation and slap in a bid for the player.
Cisse has been a shadow of his former self in recent weeks and maybe a change of scenario could work out well for him.