Therefore, fans shouldn’t feel too sceptical about rumours linking the club with Chad international Hassan Hissein. His impressive performances for both club and country have attracted interest from across Europe, including bitter rivals Sunderland and Liverpool.
Since his debut in 2006, Hissein has scored 105 goals in 189 games for Foullah Edifice, instantly becoming an integral part of his side despite having only just celebrated his 20th birthday last month. It is clear that scoring goals has already become second nature for Hissein, and it is this eye for goal which has been formed at such an early age which has drawn attention from all four corners of Europe.
As mentioned before, Hissein is also an international and has won 9 caps for Chad since his debut in a 0-0 draw against Togo in November 2010. However, the striker doesn’t get much more exposure than he does with his club, considering Chad are ranked 112th in the world, have won 2 of their last 15 games, and have never qualified for a major tournament.
With all that in mind, we can all come to a pretty straightforward conclusion that despite his sparkling statistics, Hissein is completely untested on the world stage. Therefore, some of you may think that we should turn a blind eye on the kid due to a substantial amount of risk being involved.
But is he really a bigger risk than splashing the cash on a much more known striker who might also not make the grade? It’s open to interpretation, but Hissein should be available for a relatively low transfer fee. He also has an EU passport and there would be no need to obtain a work permit. It’s impossible to say whether Hissein will have the quality to adapt to the Premier League. All we know is that Newcastle are interested, so anticipate a move for one of football’s hidden gems.
Do you think he’s worth the risk?