Out of favour Papiss Cisse says that he is waiting until January before thinking about what he should do.
It is now nine weeks since the Senegal striker started a Premier League match and Steve McClaren didn’t even use him in the League Cup games against Northampton and Sheffield Wednesday.
Both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez are ahead of Papiss Cisse and it appears clear that the club have been happy to sell him in recent transfer windows, only for the right money not offered as yet.
If the player hasn’t got the message by now….
Cisse turns 31 in June and then has a further season to go until his contract runs out in summer 2017.
Surely this January is a time when both player and club have to make a deal happen, where Papiss Cisse goes off to play football somewhere else and Newcastle bank some money to help pay for a goalscorer that Steve McClaren wants to play.
It is hard to believe that this is the same player who made such an impact back in February-May 2012.
Papiss Cisse speaking to the Chronicle:
‘Hard to wait for your chance?’
“That’s the life of a footballer sometimes. It is hard for me but I always say I will keep going, keep my smile all the time.
“I know who I am and what I can bring to the team, I just wait.”
‘You don’t seem to have lost the confidence in your own ability, get the chances and service, you will score goals?’
“Yeah that is it. I know myself and what I can bring. If I play I will get chances to score and win games for Newcastle.
“I haven’t had that chance of late so I need to keep going. When I go into work, I work hard, I know that I must keep being busy and working.
“It feels like you’ve worked for nothing after a week of training when you don’t play, in my head I feel like I have done nothing but I must keep going.”
‘When it comes to January, you’ll just wait and see?’
“I will wait. Then I will see what is going to happen – I don’t know yet.”