Newcastle Will Likely Lose Tiote Next – Red Devils Interested

Why is it that when a top player emerges at some other club, the top four or five clubs in England always  want him?

Cheick Tiote – a moment to remember – forever!

If that’s not a definition of killing competition in English football we don’t know what is, but news today that Manchester United, as well as Chelsea, now have their eyes set on getting Cheick Tiote in the summer.

Hey, maybe the Premier League should just be made up of the four or five clubs who seem to have the money to buy any top class player who becomes available – at whatever cost.

This big money buying in England simply sucks, and it’s a scourge on the English game – not to mention how it kills competition.

Manchester City have spent close to £500M on players over the last two years (OK maybe it as just £400M), and if Roberto Mancini ever gets the Manager of the Year award that will be utter and complete nonsense.

Even I could have built a decent team with £500M – I’d buy the world’s best players in each position, and tell them to do their thing – that would be the game plan.

What’s hard about that 😀

It seems like Newcastle are now a selling club, so if we lose Cheick in the summer, the question will again be be, what’s the ambition of Newcastle United?

To make as much money as possible?

Let’s say this would be another disastrous transfer, of not only one of the best players at Newcastle, but another player who is becoming absolutely revered on Tyneside.

We love the guy,  who is now the holder of the World’s 50 meter dash record – as timed unofficially on Saturday.

24 year old Tiote has been just terrific for Newcastle United this season, and of course he scored that stunning goal with his weaker left foot on Saturday, to equalize the scores and end a stunning comeback from the Geordies against the Gunners.

It seems that Manchester United are keen to bring in more defensive midfield players, as they seem not too happy with recent performances from Geordie Michael Carrick and others.

Tiote was brought in from FC Twente in the summer for just £3.5M,  but it will take an awful lot more than just the £15M quoted to lure  Cheick away from Newcastle.

And we also expect him to get a new contract at Newcastle soon, and then we’ll just have to brace ourselves for the bids coming in over the summer months.

And given what happened last Monday, January 31st, we will all know it will not be over when August 31st finally rolls around.

But we quote Alan Pardew in what is an important statement on the Newcastle club:

“If well keep selling all our good players when will we ever have a good team?

When indeed.

Comments welcome.

68 comments so far

  • Toonkistan

    Feb 7, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed thats one sensational headline 😛

  • Toonkistan

    Feb 7, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #2

    Oh & 1st and now 2nd 😀

  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 7, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #3

    Tiote will not be sold…

    … Unless Tiote puts in a transfer request. So Ashley, get him on a new improved contract asap.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Feb 7, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #4

    He will.
    If you get offered the chance to play for a team who wants to sign the top players in order to stay at the top, or play for NUFC???
    What would you do?

  • Stuart

    Feb 7, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #5

    Do big clubs not have a scouting system?

    To me it seems like the top 4 teams just wait for one of the smaller clubs to find a talented young player, take a risk on them, then develop them into the prem.

    Then one of the big 4 comes along and takes them.

    It takes the p*ss as far as I’m concerned like.

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Feb 7, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #6

    25m or above then ok, below this range pls don’t sell him

  • nexneveau

    Feb 7, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #7

    Tiote is CRUCIAL for this team

    He honestly is worth 35 million

    not Carroll

    Esp if he adds goals like that to his game.

    Its like Makelele with goals

  • Rangerman

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #8

    Lets be realistic, every player has his price and if they want him bad enough they will have to pay a huge amount of money to get him, like Liverpool did for Carroll.

    All you can hope for is that we get good money, our scouting network is capable of finding more players like him and that the money gets reinvested into the club.

    The funny thing is the transfer talk has only really taken off after that wonder goal on Saturday, before then it was only the odd comment.

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #9

    New contract is no use , just like Carroll did sign the new 5 years contract, then what is the result. The main thing is the person himself who wants leave or not

  • sephir0

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #10

    No dont sell him….AT ALL!! money is just money, Tiote is already on the path to being a Tyneside legend!!…. hope he does a Shearer and stays! i’ll be even more gutted than carroll leaving if he goes!! lets get some good players in the summer, show some ambition…. if he see’s we are trying to do something here at NUFC he’s got more chance of staying!

  • Cockney Magpie

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #11

    F*ck me Ed u know how to give me a near heart attack i thought something had been said in real life not just in your imagination!

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #12

    I think we must live in the real world if someone like Man U, Man C or Chelsea come in and offer a huge transfer fee and double or treble the player’s wages then they are going to go. We no longer pay top dollar in transfer fees or wages so we must expect that our top players will eventually leave. Get them on long contracts so we can get decent money. I don’t like it but it’s a fact get used to it. Carroll will not be the last.

  • GeordieGerman

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Angryman the Angry fan,

    Bit hypothetical your question. I’m a Geordie Tiote isn’t.

    But If I wasn’t. I’d do one of two things.
    1. Honour my contract. Or If I was getting offered silly money.
    2. Put in a transfer request.

    Then it’s up to Ashley if he wants to keep an unhappy player, to turn down the request or sell for as much as he can.

  • tdt

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #14

    I dont think we are a selling club – it looks like we only sold AC because he wanted to go for the dow. If he didnt want to go, I dont think we would have sold him. As long as we do ok this season and get a couple of good players and a few unknown youngsters, there’s no reason why our top will want to leave… other than a big fat pay day from the top 4/5, but hopefully they aren’t all as greedy as AC. I have that slight faith in humanity, hopefully its well-founded but only time will tell.

  • Solaidback

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #15

    We’re all prusuming that Tiote will want to leave, I mean, he love the club & that goal celebration was the best moment in his career, so he says, so he may not want to leave us for a bigger club, well not yet anyways, plus Ashley doesn’t have to sell him, he can always reject the transfer request if handed one, so as I’ve said before, ‘it’s like a dance, it’s take both parties to make a move before it can happen’!!!!

  • Cockney Magpie

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #16

    and why does it “seem like Newcastle are now a selling club Ed”? just because we sold one injured player for probably more than twice what he is worth? i think u need to cut down on the coffee Edward… plus rememeber all them times Man united wanted Marcos Senna and could never get him well i think the same will happen here

  • Cockney Magpie

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #17

    plus even if tiote was sold for say £25m and we got Scott Parker back for about £6/7m i wouldnt be too worried

  • Toon1892

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #18

    To the tune of “That’s Amore” by Dean Martin:

    When you’re facing a rout, and you’re 30 yards out, Cheik Tiote!
    From the Ivory Coast, squeezed just inside the post, Cheik Tiote!
    He left Cesc Fabregas, lying flat on his ass, Cheik Tiote!
    When we made it 4-3, he said leave it to me, Cheik Tiote!

  • sephir0

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #19

    We shouldnt see ourselves as a seeling club, we are a footbal club ffs! just cus we sold carroll thats it now we’re guna sell every player that becomes a top player…. is that the mentality we are having now? if Tiote was kept during the summer after interest all this sellng club nonsense would be forgotten and nobody would mention it again!

  • Toonkistan

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #20

    on a spat note…Pavlyechenko wants out of spurs in summer and we should get him as Carrolls replacement as he’s a proved goal scorer in prem

  • Magforlife

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #21

    This is Newcastle @sports
    Buy cheap sell at a profit.
    Would love them all to sigh new improved contacts and stay and fight to get this great club back to where is belongs but im also a realist since the fat man arrived

  • partizanovec

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #22

    Let’s improve his contract till 2016, and then bring few of his Côte d’Ivoire fellas in the summer.
    Keeping him is a must!

  • tdt

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #23

    no need to spit Toonkistan 🙂

  • Stuart

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #24

    We can do alot better than Pavlyechenko in the summer like, I wouldnt want to see him at newcastle.

  • brighter

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #25

    Your comment absolutely correct.

  • DanToon

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #26

    I loved Tiote and Pardew’s reaction when we levelled the score, pure aggressive passion. I love to see that in my team’s players and manager!!

  • jimmymagpie

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #27

    Every player has his price, even those at the top clubs, when Barcelona and Real Madrid come calling. Tiote is subsidising his whole extended family back home in Africa, and will go to the club that gives him the best price for his talent. Don’t tell me that any of you wouldn’t do the same thing.

  • doddsy

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #28

    stop being so negivtive toite wont go, ashly wouldnt let hin and he wouldnt have selt carroll if he didnt put in a transfer request matee lol

    but if a 20+ million bid came in who knows aslong as it gets invested in the club which i think ashly will before tis new rule cums in from uefa

    i really dont think we will sell any more top player unless they put in a request

  • Cockney Magpie

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #29

    Nufc team next season (in my dreams)


    Simpson Hangeland Colo Enrique


    Gervinho Barton Ben Arfa

    Ranger Eden Hazard

  • Cockney Magpie

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #30

    Gervinho – £10m
    Hangeland – £10m
    Hazard – £15m

  • Cockney Magpie

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #31

    buying Gervinho would make Tiote want to stay, and may also convince Hazard to join aswell

  • Abbott

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #32

    This is the one person I think we should keep at all costs. I wouldnt even sell him for 50m tbh. This man is so important, and will be for years to come. Its quite easy to replace any position except an influental defensive midfielder.
    I value him higher than both Carrick and Essien.

    Perhaps his last (emotional goal) was part of an unexpected change of destiny. Maybe he got more attached to our club, and rather stay than moving on…


    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Sorry Guys but if he ( Tiote ) goes to ManU in the summer it would not surprise me at all!!!

    ManU have only to bid around 40 mil and Ashley will cream his pants and jump at the chance to balance his books.

    So simple is it, and if given the choice, Tiote will be open to such a transfer. You try and name a player who would turn such a deal down to go and play at Old Trafford. Yeh Alan Shearer, but that was another place and another time!

    As much as it will piss everyone off, i think we need to reserve ourself to the fact that by next year Tiote will be at ManU or Chelski!
    The only thing that will possibly call em off is if new long term deals are signed and sealed before the end of the season. But don,t hold your breath, i can still remember a certain Chris Hughton who was waiting for a new contract not so long ago, and before we knew it he was out the door and gone!

    Last weekend was brilliant, but supporting Newcastle is,nt easy at the best of times?
    When is the next spanner due to be thrown into the workings of NUFC?
    Like i just said “Nothing Surprises Me Anymore”.

  • Marzy

    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #34

    Don’t want the lad to go & will be very pleased if we keep him, but if an offer comes in that fat ash can’t refuse then we will loose him. I would do a part exchange with M Carrick plus £15million?, great deal?.

  • Burni

    Feb 7, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #35

    toon 1892….. you literal genius

    I posted this the other day: because we sell one of our up an comers, this makes us a selling club. Ive seen routledge Simspson Williamson gosling ben arfa all come in and the only other one to leave was carroll for £35MILLION no one else has left other than duff martins etc who had no loyalty to newcastle. We are NOT a selling club and please stop saying it. We now have £35m to use on transfers and wages. This means we can give ridiculous contracts if necessary to keep Tiote and BArton and collo and the bull. Yous really think Ashley will just sell everyone???? come on yous sound as thick as you make him out to be.

  • stuckdownsouth

    Feb 7, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #36

    At some point he will be sold, Cashley is running NUFC as a business, I honestly don’t buy the line that he is getting rich from football. (I’d suggest everybody go and read the Swiss Ramblers blog. He has had an in-depth look at our finances, he’s also done it for Arsenal, Bayren Munich, Real Madrid)

    However if a huge offer comes in ge will sell because it means he has to put less money into the club.

    Hopefully not for a couple of years though!

    Even though it felt like last week that our little green shoots were stamped down, this morning I’m pleased to say they are still showing signs of life……They do need to be watered by £35m in the summer though!!!!!

  • Hazza Toon

    Feb 7, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #37

    Carrick doesn’t do the work that Tiote does, and he isn’t the player he was either.

    Tiote will go in the summer, he’s been absolutely fantastic, and out of the whole team he’s the one i’d want to keep the most, but you can’t honestly sit there and think that he’ll definitely not be leaving??? If we’d had a player like him in the Robson or Keegan years, we could have gone somewhere further. He’s the type of player we’ve never been able to find yet now that we have him everyone else wants him, bloody annoying.

  • Sav

    Feb 7, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #38

    He’s a one man midfield and irreplaceable in terms of a destroyer. I’ve seen none better and that includes Batty.
    And I wouldn’t be surprised either if he went.

    But in terms of necessity, you’d hope the extraordinary 35 million for Carroll removes the imperative to flog our next star, rather than setting a precedent. Only if it allows us to keep hold of the next star player, can letting Carroll go to a rival side be justified to the fans.

  • Robby Bobson

    Feb 7, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #39

    Well Tiote is abit different to Carroll..he has no real connection to the club.

    Every player wants to progress their career and I think Pardew gave a very honest and realistic assessment….

    In the summer, maybe his head will be turned, but if we invest wisely then maybe we may be in a position in 2-3 years time to say, look where are going somewhere, stay with us.

  • sammydolan

    Feb 7, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #40

    I think Tiote will go and see the board and Pardew and say, where is the club going and I think Pardew will say up, up for top 6 finish with the 35mill. I think Tiote will say OK, I am happy with that and stay.

    Some players are pricks and money grabbers but some players do actually love playing for a club like Harper, Colo, Jonas and Barton and I think Tiote will be one of them.. remember he could of gone to WBA before coming here.

    Its what ambition we show is what will keep the players. MA is a prick yes and we hate him but it is in his interests to make this club better and bigger and sell more shirts!


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