John Carver blocked Papiss Cisse transfer

Published 2 Comments

Football News

Interim Newcastle United manager John Carver has revealed he blocked striker Papiss Cisse from departing the north east side in the January transfer window.

The move in question was to the UAE with club Al Ahli the expected destination. This transfer would have been financially beneficial for both Cisse and Newcastle but Carver was adamant that the player would not be leaving, and rightly so.

Cisse is Newcastle's top goal scorer with 10 goals and is vital to their attacking threat. The Senegal international is the only out-and-out striker at Carver's disposal, and he his player of great importance.

Carver told reporters: “I wanted to keep hold of him and I was supported 100% from Lee (Charnley, MD).

"It was a relief to be supported, to be honest, as it’s a good sign."

“I said before he went off to the Africa Nations that he was our top goalscorer and the only way you win matches is by scoring goals.”

Right move by Newcastle

It is understandable the carver wanted to keep the 29-year-old and he will be grateful for the support he has been shown by the Newcastle hierarchy, something that was rarely afforded to his predecessor, Alan Pardew, in the transfer market.

He will now be hoping to keep Cisse fit and firing until the end of the season to help him secure the job on a permanent basis.

Newcastle play struggling Aston Villa this weekend and will be desperate for a much improved performance from that of Saturday against Manchester City where they were thrashed 5-0.

Cisse and co will need to be on top form to bounce back after the atrocious performance at the Etihad Stadium.

Did Newcastle make the right decision to keep Papiss Cisse?

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Newcastle United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again