Big name Newcastle star a £5m target for Qatari outfit despite awful season

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse is in line for a lucrative move to Qatar this summer following the club’s relegation, according to the Daily Mail.

The Senegalese marksman has been blighted by injury over the past couple of seasons and proved unable to keep the Toon Army’s heads above water this season.

He scored just three times in a campaign where he largely played second fiddle to Aleksandar Mitrovic and is understood to have been told he is surplus to requirements on Tyneside.

Qatari outfit Lekhwiya are thought to be willing to pay up to £5m for the 30-year old, who was initially a huge hit at St. James’ Park.

Though Rafa Benitez is widely expected to stay on in charge despite their relegation, a number of top players are expected to leave.

Cisse could be one of the first to go, with Adam Armstrong due back at the Magpies after a prolific season on loan with Coventry City.