The player was spotted at the club’s Benton trainng ground before he departs to join Senegal teammate, Demba Ba, at the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equitorial Guinea.
As I pointed out in a September story, Cisse is the striiker that Newcastle United should have been going for all along, and he should already have a very good understanding with Ba with their previous experience together in the Senegal national side.
Cisse has been prolific in the German Bundeliga for his current club, Freiburg. Since he joined from French club, FC Metz on 28th December, 2009, the player has scored 39 goals in 65 games.
More details to follow.
Postscript: The player has signed a 5 1/2 year contract and will play in the Number 9 shirt.
Cissé in hot video action
Cissé at FC.Metz
Cisse brace – Werder Bremen v Freiburg 20/08/2011.