Perhaps Cisse could have a similar impact; at the very least, the example of Sa is enough to not write Cisse off because he is coming from Greek football.
Branthwaite is still only 19 years old and cannot be rushed into first team action as it will take him some time to develop and mature.
The Magpies are keen on completing the deal within the remaining days of the January transfer window.
Chorianopoulos was the first journalist to link Kostas Tsimikas with a move to Liverpool, which eventually turned out to be true.
Cissé scored an injury-time equaliser for Olympiacos against in the first derby of the season.
A part of Olympiacos since early 2017, Cisse has made 119 competitive appearances during his five-year spell at the club.