Having previously been link`1ed with moves to both Liverpool and Arsenal, Alan Pardew believes Cissokho to be the perfect replacement for Enrique.
Having already made his debut for the French national side, Cissokho has his eye on becoming the long-term replacement for Eric Abidal at left back. He faces stiff competition from Cheikh M’Bengue, also a possible target for the Magpies, and many have questioned the sense of a move away from France, and regular first-team football with Lyon, in his quest for this goal.
Should he make the move however, and providing he can make the left back position his own, then the Premier League offers arguably the greatest stage to perform on.
Firstly though, Cissokho needs to impress the Newcastle scouts enough to beat off competition from rivals Erik Pieters, Wayne Bridge, and M’Bengue, all also linked with a move to the North-East. Should he be successful in this, he will probably cost Newcastle in the region of £7M according to Mercato365.