NEWCASTLE United have insisted Papiss Demba Cisse is “completely committed” to the club – after the striker was quoted saying it was his dream to play for Real Madrid.
Cisse has been a revelation since joining Newcastle in January from Freiburg, scoring 13 goals in 12 games.
In a recent interview with French newspaper L’Equipe, the 26-year-old said: “My long-term aim is to play for the biggest clubs and I want to win the Champions League. I have loved Real Madrid ever since I was a little boy.”
United, however, have moved to clarity his comments after the quotes were circulated to newspapers with the suggestion that Cisse had issued a “come and get me plea” to the Spanish club.
A statement read: “In the interview with L’Equipe, Papiss responded to a question about Real Madrid to say that he has admired the club since he was young. This in no way constitutes a ‘come and get me’ plea.
“The player is completely committed to Newcastle United and is not interested in anything other than ensuring he and the team finish the season as strongly as possible.”
“The matter is now in the hands of the player’s legal representatives.”