Newcastle striker Cisse excited hooking up with Ba

Papiss Demba Cisse is looking forward to playing with Demba Ba at Newcastle United.

Papiss Demba Cisse is looking forward to playing with Demba Ba at Newcastle United.

Ba has already scored 15 times but new signing Cisse warns his Senegal international team-mate will be even more dangerous when the pair link up in the Premier League next month.

Cisse, 26, who completed his £10million move from Freiburg yesterday, said: "Demba has had a brilliant season and it can only get better.

"It is going to be a great honour to play with him. He's a simply fantastic player and I think we are going to make a formidable partnership — one we hope will get the fans excited.

"There were others interested, but the moment Newcastle showed their interest there was only one place for me."

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