The Cisse shirt sponsor saga has summed up Newcastle United’s summer so far.

No doubt there will be nobody more relieved than Alan Pardew when he heard the news.

PC0008_Papiss_Cisse_Newcastle_United_NUFCWith no signings looking imminent, if Cisse had been ‘Wongad’ out then where exactly we’d be looking for goals would be anybody’s guess.

This is what the manager had to say to the Shields Gazette about the resolution of the problem and where Cisse is at fitness wise;

“It has been resolved and I’m very, very pleased.

Papiss is in good condition, it (missing Portugal trip) isn’t going to affect him.”

Alan Pardew hasn’t confirmed whether Papiss Cisse will play a part at Blackpool on Saturday but with only three weeks until the Premier League kicks off it would make sense to get him on the pitch as soon as it is sensible and at last have a focus for United’s attacking play as they prepare for the coming campaign.