It's official, on a whirlwind afternoon and what seemed a long evening, Papiss Demba Cisse is a NUFC player and takes on the infamous No.9 shirt.
He's signed on a 5 and half year deal for £7.5million, rising to £9million, and joins up with his Senegalese strike partner Demba Ba. Both will be away playing in the ACoN for a few weeks but (hopefully) will be flying back together to reform their partnership in the black n white!
Cisse has scored 9 goals in the Bundesliga this season and scored 22 in total in the previous season. Only Mario Gomez of Bayern Munich has scored more in 2011.
We all hope this signing is to create a partnership with Ba, rather than to replace him, given the undoubted untrustworthy nature of Ashley and Llambias. We will all understandably be waiting for this transfer window to close with Ba still here.
This transfer has been a long time coming, a whole year in fact, since we sold Andy Carroll for a ridiculous £35million. Finally Mike Ashley showing some ambition?
Funnily enough, at 1 o clock this afternoon it was a pretty boring and mundane day with no news whatsoever to talk about. Then suddenly a fee was agreed, he was on Tyneside for his medical and then he was signed up! Unbelievable.
Excitement is back on the Toon as the skyline has been overcome with a swarm of moths after Ashley actually opened his wallet!!
Should be a good signing and may be the difference between a good season, to a great one!
Welcome to Newcastle Papiss Demba Cisse!
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