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Report – Tiote’s Galatasaray Deal Called Off

Monday, August 29th, 2016 · 11 Comments

Galatasaray have called off the transfer of Newcastle central midfielder Cheick Tiote after the 30-year old has finally failed his medical.

Earlier today the medics in Turkey had trouble with his medical – they found that Tiote’s left leg was weaker than his right leg and that in medical terms, he had a problem with his left lateral meniscus.

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Cheick Tiote – finally fails his medical
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Reports: Midfielder Has Failed His Medical

Monday, August 29th, 2016 · 138 Comments

AmkSpor, NtvSpor and Milliyet are all reporting today that Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has failed his medical at Galatasaray.

To be more accurate, Cheick has completed his medical but has not passed it – but the Turkish club want more information about a specific medical condition they have found.

The 30-year old only arrived in Istanbul last night to a big fanfare and was expected to complete his £1.5M move to the Turkish giants today.

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Cheick Tiote in action last season
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This Would Be A Surprise Signing By Benitez

Monday, August 29th, 2016 · 20 Comments

We don’t know whether Rafa has finished his incoming transfer activity for Newcastle this summer once we get Chelsea winger Christian Atsu signed, but it seems we are also favorites to sign West Brom and former Wigan winger Callum McManaman.

He’s the player while at Wigan who put in that terrible tackle in March of 2013 on newly arrived left-back Sadio Haidara, which nearly broke the Frenchman’s leg.

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25 year-old West Brom winger Callum McManaman
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Newcastle Striker In Permanent Transfer To Osasuna

Monday, August 29th, 2016 · 82 Comments

According to Diario de Navarra. the local news media outlet, there has been a deal agreed between Newcastle United and La Liga club Osasuna for the permanent transfer of Newcastle’s 26 year-old French striker Emmanuel Riviere.

The transfer is said to be imminent and the deal will be closed in the “coming hours.”

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Emmanuel Riviere – permanent move to Osasuna
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Sky Sports – Newcastle To Sign Christian Atsu

Monday, August 29th, 2016 · 21 Comments

Sky Sports are now reporting that Chelsea’s Christian Atsu will be joining Newcastle on a season-long loan with an option to buy.

We had an article out yesterday that ESPN and other outlets were reporting the talks were at an advanced stage, with the item being discussed the option to buy the 24-year-old Ghana international outright.

Maybe the fee is what was being discussed?


Christian Atsu – 24 year-old Ghanaian winger
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