FC Twente Admit That Cheick Tiote Ready To Join Newcastle


As well as Dutch press reports last night that FC Twente and Newcastle had agreed terms for the transfer of Cheick Tiote, the Dutch club itself seems resigned to losing one of their top players.

Cheick Toite – close to signing for Newcastle

Dutch Champions FC Twente last night confirmed that Cheick Tiote will soon be a Newcastle United player.

As reported earlier today the Ivory Coast International is on Tyneside having undergone a medical late Friday, and his representatives are putting the final touches to a deal before he officially signs for the Newcastle club.

FC Twente Director Jan van Halst has said the club is resigned to losing their Ivory Coast defensive midfielder, as he said late Saturday:

“It is with some regret we are losing Tiote, he is a physical player and one of Europe’s top players.”  “But as a player he’s had the chance to go to the United Kingdom.”

“And once there is interest from a club, there is nothing more you can do.”

The news in Holland is that once Tiote heard that Newcastle were interested in signing him, he made it clear to everybody that he wanted to join the Tyneside club.

Newcastle have been rebuffed with demands for huge wages from two of their transfer targets this past week – Ben Arfa of Marseilles and 20 year Leroy Fer, the 20 year-old Feyenoord Dutch International midfielder – which has understandably frustrated Newcastle manager Chris Hughton.

But excessive wage demands are not expected to be a problem with Tiote,  and the deal is expected to be completed soon.

Events over the last couple of days have moved quickly and smoothly, and it is hoped that Newcastle will soon announce the 24 year-old as the club’s 4th signing this summer.

Comments welcome.


140 comments so far

  • nufclewizc

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #1

    yes at least this deal looks close, now onto ben arfa!

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  • toon-aholic

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #2

    just want the deal done ASAP as we need to get him in and get others in key areas we need to strengthen

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #3

    so is HBA not coming then????

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #4

    @3 nobody knows mate, the most recent news is they are trying to agree to a permanent price for the option at the end of the season.

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  • Fostino

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #5

    thats a shame, fer looks impressive, i taught ben far wage daemands were sorted and that it was marsaille acting up

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  • Dukis22lt

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #6

    I think Tiote is a simmilar type of player to Lass Diarra from Galacticos. I am happy with him being signed (suppostuedly done deal), however I will only be truly happy once we get Ben Arfa or somebody of his calibre. We realy need somebody to pull the trings for us and to be creative, with child-like-wonder! =D

    Stay classy Newcastle!

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  • traveller78

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #7

    I thought we need a pacy striker to compliment Caroll. There is too many midfielders, it may create good competition, but we need creativity. I haven’t had a chance to watch us play so I could not comment.

    My take looking at the team now is we need 1 leftback (akin Jose), 1 winger (that can cross better) and a striker (fast enough to create trouble).

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #8

    @6 incidentally apparently Lassana Diarra is available for £8.5m! Its a bloody shame we didn’t have £20m to spend this summer as some good transfers are available out there!

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  • balubas1

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #9

    haven’t seen this fellow in action, but hoping for the best of course.

    finding it hard to see that the likes of West Brom are passing us in ability to secure quality players at low costs. They have made two bargains lately. (Odemwinge and Tchoyi).

    wouldn’t like to critisize nufc too much when it comes to getting new players, as I think they did a splendid job when we were down in the championship. (routledge, Williams) But now we are up, and they cannot rest now..

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  • traveller78

    Aug 22, 2010 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #10

    I saw a vid on youtube, he is a hard tackling lad! I hope he doesn’t get too much red cards though… whahaha! But we need hard ball winning midfielders.

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  • roe997

    Aug 22, 2010 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #11

    heard arfa wil be unvailed alng with tiote on mondy.both deals are supposedly dne

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  • Dukis22lt

    Aug 22, 2010 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #12

    roe997- where did u hear this from? is the source reliable?

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  • toonruz

    Aug 22, 2010 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #13

    i am pissed has he really signed ?

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  • JerseyGeordie

    Aug 22, 2010 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #14

    balubas1 @9
    funny you say that considering we beat out west brom for tiote.
    They can have odemwingie we don’t need a player like that.
    Imo, tiote is definitely not a diarra…

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  • Howay The Lads

    Aug 22, 2010 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #16

    I said earlier I was with Habib Beye and basically I gave him a bit of an interegation. He said he left because he was unsure about the future and realised it was unlikely Shearer would be manager, which is what he wanted. Also he was cleary delighted about our promotion 😀

    Also on this Tiote deal; I reckon he could be class, but I’m not gonna judge until he’s played a few games for us.

    BTW, who says the Ben Arfa deal is off? Just because news has dried up doesnt mean it’s dead! Let’s face it nobody (except craigcoozy) knows what’s going on

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  • JerseyGeordie

    Aug 22, 2010 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #17

    coozy doesn’t know whats going on either. He just knows when a player has checked into the hotel…
    Ben arfa must be joking if he thinks he’s done anything to deserve 80k a week. Don’t think we’ll bend to those requests and i’m happy for it. Gone are the days of buying mercenaries.
    Does he want to come to the toon to play footy, or a big pay day?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 22, 2010 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #18

    lookin at tht just for a big pay day, but i dont believe it as it says earlier he had agreed and all tht jus waitin for us & marseille to agree

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  • Thump

    Aug 22, 2010 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #19

    Well take that article with a pinch of salt – it IS the news of the world, remember!

    @HTL: he wasn’t in the strawberry, was he?

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  • Phil K

    Aug 22, 2010 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #20

    Its a shame that Fey won’t be coming because his agent has delusions of grandeur. I believe he’s the signing we need. Ben Arfer Daley is apparently asking for monopoly money without showing anything first.
    Shame. Id have liked them both. Tiote is fine, though. But we need more.

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  • Howay The Lads

    Aug 22, 2010 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #21

    I wish, Thump! He was just in the lobby of The Marriott in Gosforth – all the Villa players are here in fact, don’t worry I’ll be trying my best to keep them up all night 😉 – and I’m here for a wedding so there you have it 😀

    I’ve warmed to him a bit, but I’d still love us to f*** them over tomorrow

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  • Thump

    Aug 22, 2010 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #22

    What we need is a good left back, utility winger and a pacy striker. Get those in and we’ve had a good window – howay lads, lets get 3 points on the board tomorrow!

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  • Thump

    Aug 22, 2010 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #23

    Aye? My mate worked there. Canny place!

    Tell habib to put his black and White shirt on tomorrow 😉

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  • Howay The Lads

    Aug 22, 2010 at 1:35 AM

    Comment #24

    Too late now. I’ve told him Perchy’s 5 times the player he is 😉

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  • Thump

    Aug 22, 2010 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #25

    On the whiskey now, is he? 😉

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  • MacToon

    Aug 22, 2010 at 1:46 AM

    Comment #26

    HTL, ring the fire alarm m8 about 3.30 this morning, that’ll do them in for the match 😉

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  • Martins09

    Aug 22, 2010 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #27

    Ben Arfa Agent And Marsielles Representitives Have Agreed A Loan Deal With Newcastle United Tonight For The Player To Join The Club On A One Year Loan Deal And With An Option To Buy At The End Of The Season… Just Waiting For Marsielle To Sign The Paperwork… Hopefully Deal Will Be Sealed On Monday Along With Cheik Tiote… You Heard It Here First

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 22, 2010 at 1:49 AM

    Comment #28

    wher did u hear this martins

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  • MacToon

    Aug 22, 2010 at 1:50 AM

    Comment #29

    You Heard It Here First

    😆

    get real!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 22, 2010 at 1:51 AM

    Comment #30

    a heard it a while ago am jus wondering wher he got it from

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  • MacToon

    Aug 22, 2010 at 1:54 AM

    Comment #31

    Exactly GT89, not like it’s the first time we have heard it!

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  • Martins09

    Aug 22, 2010 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #32

    A Have My Sources… Believe Me Or Not But You’ll Soon See On Monday… We Also Looking At A Youth Player On Loan From Arsenal

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  • lewman

    Aug 22, 2010 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #33

    fabregas is still quite young, hopefully its him

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  • PapaToon

    Aug 22, 2010 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #34

    if we have got tiote. dont need any more CM. A LB, a winger and small striker in that order should be a priority.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 22, 2010 at 1:59 AM

    Comment #35

    It’s been on twitter all day Martins09 so not like you have any new info m8 but good try.

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  • JonathonGutierrez

    Aug 22, 2010 at 2:00 AM

    Comment #36

    MacToon #35 just kick him when he’s down

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  • MacToon

    Aug 22, 2010 at 2:01 AM

    Comment #37

    Why Do You Use Capitals For Every Letter You Type, ‘Tis A Little Strange, Sorry JD Kicking In Again.

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  • Martins09

    Aug 22, 2010 at 2:02 AM

    Comment #38

    A Dont Have Twitter.. Am Not A Loser… I’ll Keep Quiet Then… Take My Info Elsewhere

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  • Tom_Toon

    Aug 22, 2010 at 2:03 AM

    Comment #39

    captain obvious.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 22, 2010 at 2:04 AM

    Comment #40

    the youth player from arsenal is henri lansburys which was an earlier post he’s been linked to leeds aswel

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