Cisse to return to the Premiership?

Now this is one hot transfer speculation that you wouldn’t like to miss and the best part of the tale is that this could well be true. Remember Djibril Cisse, the French striker who failed to settle at Liverpool even after sticking to the Merseyside club for two years? Well, he is reported to be on his way back to the English premier League although not to Anfield.

French newspaper L’Equipe has reported that talks are already underway between the player and his current club Olympique Marseille over offers from interested clubs. Sky Sports has picked up the thread from there and names a number of Premiership clubs among the potential fishermen who would like to get this particular talented but somewhat cagey fish.

Cisse’s time at Liverpool was saddled with injuries and although he briefly restored his goal scoring prowess at Marseille last season, this season has been another disappointing and dry one. The French international striker has scored just 2 goals in French Ligue 1 so far this season and is stated to be unhappy at the Marseille Velodrome and disinclined to see out the remaining four-and-a-half years of his contract with the French club.

A host of premiership clubs are apparently eager to get the signature of Cisse with Manchester City emerging as the mostly likely contender. City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is looking forward to adding another striker to his side and being a long time admirer of Djibril Cisse, he would certainly lash out the considerable amount of money now that Cisse is certain to leave Marseille.

Struggling Bolton Wanderers too have expressed interest in signing the player since they might be robbed off their start striker Nicolas Anelka by Chelsea this month. Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United too have penned their desires for Cisse.

But is Cisse all this hype and transfer speculation? To say that he was an utter failure at Liverpool would be naïve but he wasn’t a success either. That Cisse has quality is of no doubt but has Cisse got the temperament to succeed in the Premiership?

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