Cisse admits choosing Newcastle over several rival offers

Former Freiburg striker Papiss Demba Cisse admits he turned down several offers before signing with Newcastle United.

Cisse joined Toon this week in a whirlwind deal.

“There were other clubs interested, but the moment Newcastle showed their full interest I was delighted to come – there was only one place for me," he told the Evening Chronicle.

“Now, I need to seize the opportunity and show everybody what I can do.

“The aim is to make the most of the opportunity that has been given to me.”

He went on: “This was the club I wanted to join.

“I am just so pleased the opportunity has come round for me and I am in the position to accept it.”

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