The Newcastle United forward is simply not good enough and they need players who are going to fight for the cause.
With another international break upon us we can take a look at some of the decisions that may be just around the corner at the Premier League clubs, including who may be on their way when the January transfer window opens in a little under three months.
Newcastle United have had a nightmare start to the new campaign and currently find themselves bottom of the table with just three points from their first eight matches.
A 6-1 defeat against Manchester City at the weekend plunged the club to new depths and Magpies manager Steve McClaren has lots of work to do if he is going to turn this around.
If he is still in charge come January, a new striker is a must, but Newcastle should also wave goodbye to one of their current front-men in the form of Papiss Cisse.
The Senegal international has scored one goal in six appearances this season but when his side have needed him to step up he has not, looking out of sorts time and time again and offering little when Newcastle are crying out for a saviour.
Cisse needs to be sold at the first available opportunity and in January McClaren will have that chance…