Newcastle: Who Should Toon Army Target Now That Papiss Cisse Is Staying?

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Newcastle: Who Should Toon Army Target Now That Papiss Cisse Is Staying?
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Newcastle United striker, Papiss Cisse.

Papiss Cisse will stay at St James’ Park this summer after reaching an agreement with Newcastle United to wear the club shirt that displays the Wonga logo, as reported on the BBC Sport website by Ben Smith. 

But how will this affect Newcastle’s trading in the transfer market?

The Magpies are the only Premier League side yet to land any senior players, and their most pressing need is finding a new striker.

Cisse was rumoured to be on his way out of the club—the 28-year-old had pulled out of Newcastle’s preseason tour of Portugal after refusing to wear the shirt, sponsored by the payday loan company.

Cisse had said that he was unwilling to sport the Wonga logo, as it offended his Islamic beliefs.

The sponsorship deal had already attracted negative press, as seen in this report from BBC News. 

The Senegalese has scored 21 Premier League goals in 50 appearances since arriving at Newcastle in January 2012.

He was at his most lethal in his first season at the club, scoring 13 goals in his first 14 games.

However, he only scored a total of eight during the last campaign, and Newcastle have been low on goals after selling Demba Ba to Chelsea, with just 45 registered in total last term.

Newcastle signed five new players during the January transfer window, but manager Alan Pardew and director of football Joe Kinnear are still keen on bringing in two new strikers, according to Sky Sports.

Over the next few slides, we look at five players who could boost the Magpies’ attack.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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