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?