Winner of worst Newcastle transfer story announced with still 50 days to go
The winner has already been announced of the worst Newcastle transfer story, despite there still being 50 days to endure before the January transfer window closes.
The story goes that because Sergio Aguero is likely to be out until early February, Manchester City want to pay £20m for Papiss Cisse so that he can play in the meantime, then presumably sit on the bench as back up to the Argentinian and City’s other currently injured quality strikers – Dzeko and Jovetic.
This fairytale appeared in The Star and I suppose the fact I’m writing about it, almost proves that their bit of fantasy has worked, on the basis that allegedly all publicity is good publicity online.
Obviously no mention in the ‘exclusive’ that…
Papiss Cisse can’t sign until January 1, so that would be half of Aguero’s recovery time already gone.
As soon as January comes around, Cisse will be off on African Nations duty with Senegal and the very quickest he could be back is early February…when Aguero is due back for Man City.
I don’t believe everything Alan Pardew says but only this week he has said that Papiss Cisse’s ongoing knee problem means he can’t play regular football and will have to go on the bench for much of the rest of the season.
The striker turns 30 in June and with Financial Fair Play restrictions even Man City are having to watch (relatively) what they spend and who they spend it on.
After the half season Cisse played when he scored a goal per game and nearly every one of them a screamer, he might have been worth £20m to somebody, but not now.
Once these few ‘technicalities’ are sorted, I confidently expect to see Papiss Cisse in a sky blue shirt on New Year’s Day….
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