Jul 11, 2016

    Cisse dumps relegated Magpies for Shandong


    SENEGAL'S Papiss Cisse has joined Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng, his relegated English club Newcastle United said on Saturday.

    The transfer fee for the 31-year-old striker, who had been at Newcastle for 41/2 years after joining from SC Freiburg for £9 million (S$15.7 million) in 2012, was not revealed.

    Cisse scored 44 goals in 131 appearances for the Magpies, who were relegated from the Premier League in May but will be hoping to bounce right back from the Championship under manager Rafael Benitez.

    Shandong are one from bottom of the Super League, in one of the two relegation berths, midway through the Chinese season after a 2-0 home defeat by champions and leaders Guangzhou Evergrande.