Alan Shearer welcomes the new number 9. “The most important thing is that Cissé actually wants to wear it (the number nine shirt), he wants that responsibility and that’s half the battle. There are expectations that come with it, but the biggest is a simple one – that you score goals”.
Alan Pardew – “Ever since Andy Carroll left, Papiss was my first choice.
I spoke to Demba about Papiss and he can’t wait to join up with his teammate in Newcastle… the competition he will bring to our squad when he joins us should inspire the players and reassure them of this Club’s ambition”.