Newcastle United fans react on Twitter to Papiss Cisse departure

Papiss Cisse celebrates scoring the first goal for Newcastle

The striker has departed the club, joining Shandong Luneng in China.

Papiss Cisse celebrates scoring the first goal for NewcastlePapiss Cisse celebrates scoring the first goal for Newcastle

Newcastle United have taken to Twitter to react to Papiss Cisse’s exit from the club.

The striker left Newcastle on Saturday when he completed a move to Chinese Premier League side Shandong Luneng.

He has reportedly agreed a lucrative deal with the Chinese outfit, turning down interest from three Premier League clubs to make the move.

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His departure brings about an end to an end to a four-year spell at St James’ Park in which he scored 36 goals in 111 Premier League games.

His time in the North East was something of an up and down affair, as he occasionally looked to be the answer to their goalscoring problems.

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

Needless to say he was a divisive figure among the club’s fans, and their comments about his departure on Twitter reflect that.

Papiss Cisse (L) celebrates with Demba Ba after scoring Newcastle's second goalPapiss Cisse (L) celebrates with Demba Ba after scoring Newcastle's second goal

It now remains to be seen if Rafa Benitez will look to replace Papiss Cisse in the squad this summer.

He has already brought in Dwight Gayle, and also has Ayoze Perez and Aleksandar Mitrovic, while Adam Armstrong is another option.

Indeed, Cisse’s departure will likely come as good news to the youngster, who is keen for his chance after impressing at Coventry City last season.

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