Yep, both of 'em.
No, they're not related, but both Papiss Demba Cisse and Djibril Cisse made moves to the Premier League in this window. I'll start with the former—Papiss, that is.
After his prolific scoring record of 37 goals in 65 Bundesliga matches for SC Freiburg, Papiss Cisse caught the attention of a number of Premier League clubs, including Arsenal and Tottenham. But in the end it was Newcastle who grabbed the signature of the Senegalese international, looking to bolster their challenge for a top six finish.
I predict Cisse will do exactly that for the Tyne-Wear outfit, partnering up with fellow Senegal forward Demba Ba to form a formidable strike partnership. Ba is already the league's second top scorer with 15 goals to his name, and with a partner to score some goals and take the pressure off of Ba's shoulders, these two could be one of the strongest strike forces in the league.
Now, onto the next Cisse. Djibril.
Djibril Cisse is one of those players who just can't seem to stay at one club for longer than a few years. He started his career at AJ Auxerre, spending 6 seasons there before joining Liverpool, where he played for 2 seasons and established himself as a talented forward. Next he went to Marseille for 3 seasons until 2009, and since then, Cisse has been the stray dog of World Football.
Within 4 seasons Djibril Cisse played for 4 clubs, now joining Queens Park Rangers after playing for Lazio for just half a season. He had trouble finding form in Italy, not scoring since his debut against AC Milan, but I think he'll flourish for QPR in the Premier League.
He's already proved himself in England, scoring 13 times for Liverpool despite a career threatening leg break—I'm sorry, two career threatening leg breaks. He also netted 10 times while on loan at Sunderland, including some memorable goals against Tottenham and Newcastle.
Get ready for the Cisses to be the next in-form Premier League forwards, but the real question is—can Papiss help Newcastle to a top 6 finish, and can Djibril save QPR from relegation?