Cisse hints at future Madrid move
Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse is happy with life in the North East, but wants to secure a move to Spanish champions Real Madrid at some point in the future, ESPN Soccernet reports.
The Senegalese international has proved to be a magnificent signing for Alan Pardew’s side, scoring 13 goals in 13 games following his £10m January move from Freiburg. With the Magpies in the hunt for a Champions League place, the addition of Cisse to the squad has provided an extra goalscoring threat and Newcastle defender Danny Simpson has likened the striker to former Newcastle hero Andy Cole.
His form has alerted some of the top clubs in Europe and Cisse himself has gone out of his way to alert Jose Mourinho’s side that he wants to play for them in the future. However, the 26 year old believes Newcastle are still a big club and is happy to stay at the Sports Direct Arena.
Cisse said: “My long-term aim is to play for the biggest clubs and I want to win the Champions League. I have loved Real Madrid ever since I was a little boy. But I am happy for now at Newcastle. They are a big club”.
The Magpies have quickly sought to rubbish rumours of Cisse’s exit and issued a statement, which explained how the interview went and outlined Cisse’s commitment to Newcastle United for the foreseeable future.
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