Sunderland boss O'Neill congratulates Newcastle for Cisse deal

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has congratulated Newcastle United on their signing of Papiss Cisse.

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has congratulated Newcastle United on their signing of Papiss Cisse.

They signed Senegal star Cisse in a £10 million move from Bundesliga side SC Freiburg in January, since when the 26-year-old has netted 13 goals in 12 appearances.

And O’Neill told the Sunday Sun: “It’s been a great season and his (Cisse’s) contribution since January has been immense.

“We were aware of him but we weren’t going to be doing anything in January.

“I needed to have a better assessment of my own team at that time but Newcastle did very well bringing him in. He’s been fantastic for them, really fantastic.”

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