Papiss Cisse swaps Newcastle for China’s Shandong Luneng

Papis Cisse is the latest big name player to head to the Chinese Super League after completing a move from Newcastle United to Shandong Luneng.

The 31-year-old spent four-and-a-half years at St. James’ Park after joining from Bundesliga side Freiburg for £9.3 million, and he scored 44 goals in 131 appearances.


While no official fee has been put on Cisse’s move to China, he is believed to have cost somewhere in the region of £2.5 million.

Despite scoring just three times as the Magpies were relegated from the Premier League, Cisse has done enough to sign a contract that will net him around £3 million a year.

Arguably his finest moment in a Newcastle shirt came in March 2012 when scored the BBC Goal of the Season with a stunning volley against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (see video below).

Cisse has played for Senegal 35 times and scored 16 goals.

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