Cisse wants to remain at Newcastle for 'many years'

Senegal international enjoyed a blistering start to life with the Magpies and has reportedly attratced interest from top sides but wants to remain on Tyneside for "many years"
Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has insisted that he wants to stay with the club for "many years" despite reports linking him with a move away from St James' Park.

Cisse made an outstanding start to life in the North East, scoring 13 goals in 14 games after joining from German side SC Freiburg in January.

The Senegal international's blistering form has led to speculation suggesting that the 27-year-old could be set to move elsewhere. However, Cisse has been keen to stress that he is enjoying life at Newcastle and is focused on securing Champions League football next season after the club earned an unexpected fifth-placed finish this campaign.

He told Sky Sports: "I am very happy in Newcastle and I want to stay there for many years.

"I am looking forward to next season. We were close to a Champions League position so next season hopefully we will qualify for that and everyone will taste the Champions League."

The striker has been lethal in front of goal throughout the year but drew a blank in Senegal's World Cup qualifier with Liberia, missing from the penalty spot as Cisse and his compatriots eased to a 3-1 victory.

"I am disappointed to miss a penalty but the most important thing for us is winning the match," he added.

"Next time I might score again. I am very upset for our fans, but everyone can miss a penalty."