Djibril Cisse will not be a Sunderland player next season leaving the door wide open for a potential move to Tottenham.
His time as a Sunderland player came to an end this evening after the North East club opted not to keep him for another season. A club statement read : "We wish Djibril well and thank him for his contribution to the club this season."
The French international has been heavily linked with a move to White Hart Lane in recent weeks after his agent claimed there was an agreement in place for him to sign a 12-month contract with the North London club, a claim that was quickly rebuffed by Spurs boss Harry Redknapp.
Cisse, 27, made an immediate impact at the Stadium of Light after leaving Marseille on a season long loan deal last August. The former Liverpool frontman scored 11 goals in total during his time with the Black Cats, however the majority of those goals were scored by the turn of the year, with only one in his last twelve games.
For me, Spurs should only look at Cisse as a last resort. There is no doubt Redknapp could use another striker but is Cisse any better than what Redknapp currently has at his disposal. The simple answer is no, ok, he may be better than Roman Pavlyuchenko, but that's not hard is it? I think it's inevitable that Cisse does eventually secure a move to a Premier League club but I for one don't think it will be Spurs.
What do you think? Comments below please.
Cisse is better than Darren Bent and Pavlovachucker, and would combine well with your other Liverpool reject as they have opposing strengths. TBH, Kenwyne Jones would be better for Spurs tho.
What we need is a big striker who can hold up the ball and lay it off, not another Bent.