Newcastle United have been handed a huge boost with the news that Papiss Cisse will be staying put at the club
Despite Newcastle United’s relegation into the Championship, manager Rafael Benitez has agreed to continue on as manager at the club and surely as a consequence, a number of players have pledged their allegiance to the Magpies.
The likes of Ayoze Perez, Tim Krul, Vurnon Anita and Kevin Mbabu are all eyeing a stay at Newcastle and while Siem De Jong and Georginio Wijnaldum have been dropping hints regarding a potential exit, majority of the current crop look likely to stay put.
Now in another boost for the Magpies, striker Papiss Cisse has gone on to reveal that he is also willing to remain at St. James’ Park this summer.
Cisse had been consistently linked with a move away from Newcastle even when the Magpies were in the Premier League and it was expected that the 30-year-old would surely be looking for an exit following the club’s relegation.
Surprisingly though, Cisse has gone on to reveal that he is open to seeing out his contract at Newcastle and is keen on helping the club earn promotion back into the Premier League.
The Senegalese international said, “We’re not a small team, I have a year left on my contract and I will stay put. Newcastle are a big club and can rise again overnight. All the players know this and we will take the club back up.”
Cisse has struggled for goals over the last few seasons and his relationship with the fans is not the strongest at the moment. Nonetheless, the striker would have endeared himself to the club faithful following his latest admission and he will surely want to play a big part next season.