Papiss Cisse leaves Newcastle to join Shandong Luneng

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has left Newcastle United to join in the Chinese Super League.

The Sky Bet Championship club announced the 31-year-old Senegal international striker has left St James’ Park for an undisclosed fee after four-and-a-half years on Tyneside.

Cisse joins Fabricio Coloccini in leaving Newcastle, with the defender returning home to Argentina to join San Lorenzo.

A statement on the Newcastle website said: “Everyone at St. James’ Park wishes Papiss all the best for the next stage of his career.”

After completing his move, Cisse issued a farewell message to the Newcastle fans, telling the Chronicle: “I want to put on record my thanks and appreciation for Newcastle fans.

“I will never forget them as long as I live and will be back at St James’ Park as a supporter alongside them some day.

Via: Sky Sport