Newcastle United star Papiss Cisse is set to leave the Premier League for a lucrative move to Qatar, according to The Sun on Sunday

The Senegalese striker has seen his opportunities at St. James' Park limited this season after the arrival of in-form Frenchman Loic Remy, and is now considering a January move to the rich footballing country of Qatar.  

Talks over the move have reportedly already taken place, with Newcastle looking to regain most of the £9million they paid to German side Freiburg for the 28-year-old in 2012. 

Cisse was a revelation on Tyneside in his first six months in the Premier League - scoring 13 goals in 14 matches. 

But the forward was unable to continue his form into the following season and bagged just eight goals in his 36 league appearances. 

And with only one goal to his name in the current campaign he was fallen behind Frenchman Remy - and his compatriot Yoan Gouffran - in the pecking order. 

Cisse was close to leaving Newcastle during the summer - after falling out with the club over their new money-based sponsor Wonga. 

But after resolving his differences with Alan Pardew's side it now seems an exit from The Magpies is likely. 

#Newcastle United
#Premier League
Flag article