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Newcastle United resolve dispute

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Papiss Cisse and Newcastle have resolved their ongoing dispute over the clubs new shirt sponsorship, according to the BBC. 

The Senegalese striker looked to be on his way out of St James’s Park, after pulling out of the clubs pre season tour, citing the reason he could not wear the clubs new shirt sponsored by loan company Wonga, as it went against his religious beliefs.

Despite Cisse being adamant he would not wear the shirt promoting the money-lending company, it appears an agreement has been reached with the club, that will see him wear it after all.

The 28-year-old will now return to the first team squad for training on Monday.

The news will come as a welcome relief for Newcastle fans, who were desperate for their main striker to stay at St James’s Park.

Cisse has an impressive record of scoring 26 goals in all competitions since joining the club in January 2012 – of which a large number have been truly spectacular.

Cisse is one of a number of Muslims in the Newcastle first team squad, but was the only one who objected to the clubs choice of shirt sponsor.

Newcastle’s deal with Wonga is thought to be worth £8million a year to the club, although the club are still to make a major signing this summer, having been strongly linked with Aston Villa striker Darren Bent, and Lyon forward Bafetimbi Gomis.

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