Report: Chinese club hope to sign Newcastle player

Papiss Cisse scores the first goal for Newcastle

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has been linked with a move to Guangzhou R&F in the summer transfer window.

Papiss Cisse scores the first goal for Newcastle

Chinese club Guangzhou R&F are interested in signing Papiss Cisse from Newcastle United in the summer transfer window, according to The Sun, as reported on the Transfer news LIVE blog in The Mirror (12:50).

It has been reported that the Chinese Super League outfit are hoping to seal a deal for Cisse.

It has also been claimed that Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez is happy to listen to offers for the 31-year-old Senegal international striker.

Papiss Cisse celebrates scoring the first goal for Newcastle

Should Newcastle United sell Papiss Cisse?

Cisse is a decent striker and has okay for Newcastle so far in his career, but perhaps it is time for him to move on.

Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott in action with Newcastle's Papiss Demba Cisse

The 31-year-old scored just three goals and created only 10 chances in 21 Premier League appearances for the Magpies this past season.

The Championship is a very tough and rigorous league, and Cisse may struggle in the second tier of English football. Perhaps if Newcastle get a decent offer for Cisse, then they should sell the striker.

Papiss Cisse (L) celebrates with Steven Taylor after scoring the first goal for Newcastle

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