Papiss Cisse has responded to claims that he could leave Newcastle before the summer transfer window closes.
The Senegal striker and his agent have both fuelled the press reports, making comments over the weekend that appeared to suggest the forward would be off if the right offer is made.
However, on Monday lunchtime Papiss Cisse sent out the following on Twitter, appearing to indicate he isn’t going anywhere:
“Am still in Newcastle enjoying the bank holiday NUFC fans.”
The Newcastle striker’s agent Madou Diene had told the Chronicle:
“If the right offer comes then I will ask Papiss to consider it, nobody wants to be at a club where you don’t feel wanted.”
“Perhaps if there was (a right offer) then it would be considered because at Papiss’ age he wants to play regular football.
“No matter which team he plays for he needs service because he will score goals, during his time at Newcastle he has never had proper service, which makes his goal tally even more remarkable.”
“As long as Papiss is here he will score goals but he can’t do that if he’s sitting on the bench.”
Whilst Papiss Cisse himself, seemed to be saying he was unsure whether he’d still be at St James Park once the summer transfer window closes on Tuesday.
In the aftermath of the defeat by Arsenal, and Papiss Cisse watching most of the match from the bench, the striker was asked about where he’ll be after the transfer deadline closes:
“Seriously, I don’t know, I don’t like to speak about it – sorry guys.”
“I always want to play and I’m always ready to play. If the manager gives me the chance to play, I will play. I work very hard on the training pitch but I don’t know if I’ve done something wrong.
“The decision is for the gaffer to make and I accept that but it is very hard for me.
“After the Manchester United game (Mitrovic started ahead of Cisse) I thought, ‘That is it, that’s football’ and I keep going and work hard and maybe one day I’ll have my chance to come back into the team.
“It is not the first time this has happened – two years ago and also earlier this year.
“I don’t know, maybe one day here, or away, I will have my chance to play football again.”
Am still in Newcastle enjoying the bank holiday NUFC fans
— Papiss Demba Cisse (@CissePapiss) August 31, 2015