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Papiss Cisse: Former Newcastle United striker wants a return to the Premier League
July 15, 2021
Papiss Cisse has advised Sky Sports activities Information he’s “able to play soccer in England once more” 5 years after he left Newcastle United.
The Senegalese scored 44 targets in 131 matches in all competitions for the Magpies throughout his 4 years at St James’ Park between 2012 and 2016.
After arriving from SC Freiburg within the 2012 January switch window, the centre-forward instantly struck up a profitable strike partnership with Demba Ba and the pair fired Newcastle to the Europa League qualification spherical with a fifth-placed end within the top-flight in Cisse’s first season.
Following his departure from Newcastle, Cisse loved a two-year stint within the Chinese language Tremendous League with Shandong Taishan earlier than shifting to Alanyaspor in Turkey after which on to Fenerbahce the place his contract expired on July 1.
Regardless of coming in the direction of the top of his profession on the age of 36, Cisse nonetheless feels in a superb situation and desires to “problem himself” in English soccer as soon as extra.
He advised Sky Sports activities Information: “I really feel good, I really feel nice and I am able to play soccer once more in England.
“I need to come again to stick with my household and it was a very long time out and the youngsters, they’re rising up.
“I need a problem within the Premier League once more. The whole lot occurs in my thoughts and in my physique how I work laborious and I do know it’s a powerful league. For me, that’s no downside and I’ve bought to be prepared for it.”
The free agent had the choice to stay at Fenerbahce for an extra yr however after a season through which the Turkish giants completed behind Galatasaray and Besiktas within the Tremendous Lig, Cisse determined to go away after scoring 5 occasions in 28 appearances.
Cisse added: “I used to be fed up final yr, I nonetheless have one yr left however I do not need to return there. I’m free and I need to come again to the Premier League to problem once more.
“For my ambition, I need to come again to England and be shut with my household as properly.”