Newcastle boss Pardew convinced £10M Cisse will prove value for money

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew feels Papiss Demba Cisse is proving money well spent.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew feels Papiss Demba Cisse is proving money well spent.

Cisse cost the club close to £10million when he joined from German side Freiburg last month, and he could hardly have launched his career in England in better fashion.

Pardew said: "In my career, I have been lucky with strikers in debuts, and that's struck again today.

"I am really pleased because it's a big investment for the club. While Mike [Ashley] sanctioned it and Mike is the owner and [managing director] Derek [Llambias] had to see the deal through, it's fans' money.

"I have got to spend fans' money here - if we don't get anyone coming into the stadium, we haven't got any money, so I like to spend it well.

"We have worked hard on that, we have taken our time and we hope we got it right. He has had a great start today, [but] that's all at the moment."

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