Newcastle United and Papiss Cisse have somewhat of a topsy-turvy relationship over the past few years, much like the form of Cisse himself.
When he joined the club back in January 2012, he was in the form of his life. He bagged an impressive thirteen goals in as many appearances, which lead to instant love from the Newcastle fans.
The following season didn't quite go to plan though with Cisse's form taking a dramatic dive off a cliff.
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Cisse has recently regained the trust of the fans with his goalscoring form but it is his behaviour on the pitch that has become the problem most recently. Last season he was given two quite substantial bans for on the field malice. He elbowed Seamus Coleman and then less than two month later he spat at Jonny Evans.
In the past season he scored eleven league goals for Newcastle and he has been linked with a move away from the Tyneside club. Many would say that given the fact that Newcastle have no other decent recognised striker, they think that this would be a terrible decision. I do not agree.
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Newcastle could sign a better striker
Newcastle have already been linked with a lot of strikers, and they will pull off a deal for one of them no doubt. Charlie Austin looks the most likely to be on his way to Tyneside, with potential deals for Bas Dost, Saido Berahino and Patrick Bamford all in the pipeline too.
This means that Cisse will be replaced should he leave Newcastle. They will also then get around £10 million back for Cisse which could very easily be put back in to the club to buy another striker, or a much needed centre back.
The moral of the story is that Newcastle don't need Cisse. It's about time they moved on to something new, and Cisse finally hand over that beloved number nine shirt to a new hero for the fans.
I know for a fact that not only would Austin be a great striker for Newcastle, he would make a hell of a number nine. He is English, he has the ability, he's in form and most importantly for me, he is very passionate about his football.
A move to Newcastle for Austin would be a brilliant move on both parts in my eyes, he has all of the necessary prerequisites to be a top, top player for the magpies, and Newcastle are the perfect club to see him grow into a potential Premier League great.
I think it is time for Cisse to move on from Newcastle, it is also the perfect time for Newcastle to move on from Cisse and sign a quality English number nine.
Your move Mike...
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