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Russian Claims That Anzhi Are Bidding £18m For Papiss Cisse

9 years ago

There are claims coming out of Russia that an £18m bid is on its way for Papiss Cisse.

The Russian sports paper ‘Izvestia’ say they have information that last season’s Europa League opponents Anzhi will try and buy Cisse.

The story reads;

‘Anzhi are looking to buy 27 year old forward Papiss Cisse with an offer or around £18m and  an annual salary of around £3m, significantly more than his current salary at Newcastle.’

The story is backed up by a quote claimed to come from Cisse’s agent, Guido Nickolay;

‘Papiss is interested in several Russian clubs but I wouldn’t want to say exactly which club would want to buy my client as it would not be very correct on my part’.

The one thing we can rely on is that there are Russian clubs, including Anzhi, who have the financial muscle to afford any player. As to this particular story you pay your money and make your choice on all of these transfer stories.

The ‘quote’ from Cisse’s agent doesn’t quite make sense, in that it wouldn’t be correct for him to say which Russian club may be interested but he is willing to say Cisse is interested in a possible move to Russia. Doesn’t quite add up…though with agents who knows?

Even if there is a willing buyer, I would find it hard to imagine Cisse having much interest in playing for a club where you can’t even live in the area because of the political instability.

While Newcastle being prepared to sell their only proven Premier League goalscorer, even if he was misfiring for much of last season, would be an eye opener even for our lot.

Though as we found with selling Andy Carroll halfway through the season with no replacement brought in, if the right offer comes in then anybody could be sold.

As to whether you think that is the right policy, again you pay your money and make your choice.



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