It’s been over three years since Papiss Cisse donned the Newcastle jersey, but recent rumours suggested he could make a return to Tyneside.
The 34-year-old had a hit debut season for the Magpies, spearheading their Europa League qualification in 2011/12, perhaps most notably in scoring the Premier League Goal of the Season against Chelsea.
Supporters look back fondly on that wondergoal which rounded off a superb 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea legend Didier Drogba famously looking astonished once the ball flew past Petr Cech in a moment to remember for the Magpies.
Of course, the rest of his Newcastle career is slightly less memorable – with Cisse only going on to score 31 goals in four more seasons in the North-East, never again hitting his sensational 2012 heights.
However, the Senegalese striker is currently in hot form for Turkish giants Alanyaspor, bagging nine goals in nine league appearances so far – and now, according to TeamTalk via the Chronicle, a return to Newcastle was reportedly on the cards – though this since been played down.
Nevertheless, Newcastle fans took to Twitter in response to the rumours with their opposing verdicts – and as usual – they don’t hold back:
In a heartbeat
— RW (@rowrighter) October 28, 2019
The way we play parking the bus and hoofing it? No thanks, we need to get @petercrouch out of retirement.
— Angel😇 (@01dunnn) October 28, 2019
I don’t think I could cope watching him be offside 25 times per game 🤦🏻♂️
— Neil J R (@NeilJonNUFC) October 28, 2019
Bring him and demba home
— Cass. (@JamesCassidy16) October 28, 2019
Clocks went back an hour not 5 years
— Michael Supplement (@MikeHWTL) October 28, 2019
Get Demba Ba back too.
— Matthew Norton (@Matt_J_Norton) October 28, 2019
— The Geordie Boot Boy (@BootGeordie) October 28, 2019
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