Redknapp Wants To Unload Palacios At Newcastle For Tiote

Whenever Harry Redknapp doesn’t much like a player, he tries to unload them in a swap deal.

26 year-old Wilson Palacios – Honduran has had poor season at Spurs

That’s so that not only can Harry unload a player he does;t want, but he can also get a player he does want – a win win for Tottenham.

But hardly a win-win for any club taking the deal as we saw when he tried to unload Robbie Keane and David Bentley in January.

Two players who cannot make the first team at Spurs,  but Harry was still asking huge fees for those players, if only to recoup the ridiculous fees Tottenham paid out for them initially.

And neither Keane nor Bentley have exactly set things alight at their loan clubs, West Ham and Birmingham respectively, and cannot make the first teams regularly.

Redknapp even tried to offer Robbie Keane in part exchange for Andy Carroll earlier this year, but Newcastle are not as daft as they once were in the transfer market, thank goodness.

Well it now seems, if we are to believe the reports of the last several days, that Harry’s not too keen on Honduran International Wilson Palacios at Spurs, and at the same time he’s a big admirer of Newcastle’s Cheick Tiote, so guess what?

Yes, that’s right, he’s trying to unload Palacios on Newcastle and take Tiote the other way.

Wilson Palacios has had a very poor season at White Hart Lane, and Cheick Tiote has been a huge success on Tyneside in his very first season in the Premier League.

Palacios is now behind Tom Huddlestone and Sandro in the pecking order in midfield at the north London club.

The 71 times capped Honduran started his career at Olimpia in Honduras back in 2002, before joining Birmingham on loan in 2007.

He eventually ended up at Wigan in 2007, signed by then manager Steve Bruce, and then joined Spurs the next year, and he has so far played 81 times for Tottenham with just one goal.

Cheick Tiote signed a new six and a half year deal at Newcastle in February for a reported £50K/week, after he had rebuffed an offer from Chelsea in late January, and has since said he wouldn’t be comfortable living in London.

Tiote seems settled on Tyneside, and had this to say about the Newcastle side recently:

“I am not surprised by how well we’ve done because we work together and we have grown in confidence together.”

“If you do well against a big club you have confidence, and this year we have done well.”

Newcastle fans will be holding their breath just a little this summer, but we hope the only player who will likely move on is Jose Enrique, who seems to have been courted by a number of top clubs this year.

We don’t expect Cheick Tiote to be leaving Newcastle anytime soon, and he’s made himself a hugely popular player with the Geordie fans.

Of course,  we did say almost the exact same thing about big Andy Carroll in January.

Comments welcome.

56 comments so far

  • Stuart

    May 10, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #1

    I dont think Tiote will be going anywhere this summer. However I said that about Carroll aswell so it is a possibility.

    However I can’t see this deal being done, unless he wants to offer us £30m and palacios haha!

    I’d rather have smith as Tiotes replacement.

  • traceline

    May 10, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #2

    he’s dreaming

  • Markaccus

    May 10, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #3

    And this guy is the next england manager? He’s just a typical cockney crook and will try anything to rip off another club. Surely the nufc board will laugh in his drooping face if he tries it.

  • Benton Toon Exile

    May 10, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #4

    Palacios will be off to the Makems as Bruce loves him.
    Tiote will only leave if Ashley sells and forces him out. Otherwise he will see out his contract.

  • Indian Magpie

    May 10, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #5

    oh Boy i am waiting for comments for RedKnapp

  • Benton Toon Exile

    May 10, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #6

    Remember we also have Haris Vickic who will be a year older next season, and a superb impact player.

  • Stuart

    May 10, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #7

    I hope to god hes not the next England manager like, I dont think theres anyone I hate more in football.

    That includes all past and present sunderland players and managers.

  • toonfan09

    May 10, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #8

    cant stand redkanpp he is a c@%t he is such a twat when it comes to tapping up players he admitted he did it to on MOTD2 when he signed tony pulis

  • Markaccus

    May 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #9

    @ stuart, I guess we agree on that one at least 😀
    Unfortunately, last I saw, steak face was bookies fave to replace capello after the euros.
    I honestly don’t think there is a more dirty dealing person in football.

  • toonfan09

    May 10, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #10

    surely its better if he is england manager then he cant go tapping up any of our players

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    May 10, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #11

    Tapping is ok for the big clubs. You just have to look at the press to see the shopping lists the big teams have

  • Stuart

    May 10, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #12

    True toonfan, but the only reason hes a half decent manager is because hes good at tapping up players so he builds a decent team.

    At England he will have to make do with what we’ve got and I dont think he’ll hack it.

  • John

    May 10, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #13

    Forget the has beens of this world on huge wages with notting to prove O hara, and Gio dos santos( the young star at WC last year) and bassong to cover LB and CB weve a deal.

  • Markaccus

    May 10, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #14

    I can just see him in the German dressing room trying to persuade ozil or podolski to become english!

  • toonfan09

    May 10, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #15

    ive always said redknapp is only good in the transfer window without it he is an average manager … like van der vaart said he doesnt give them any instructions just u play there do ur best england wud get well beaten with him in charge

  • Stuart

    May 10, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #16

    Haha, my impression of him would change if he convinced Ozil to become english like! lol.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    May 10, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #17

    ha ha ha ha ha ha…..canny swap arry!

    Oh hang on, Mike Cashley still owns the club……oh dear?

  • lesh

    May 10, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #18

    Well, well, Mr Rednapp is a cheeky little person!

    Points to ponder before worrying too much about Tottingham’s reported interest:

    1 – Mr Integrity Rednapp got the small matter of a trial due soon and HMRC are surely determined to have justice;

    2 – Daniel Levy, the Spers chairman’s inferred that the outcome of the trial could affect Mr R’s continued employent at Sperz;

    3 – He’s also said that their squad’s to be trimmed if they dont’t qualify for the Champions League;

    4 – ‘Arry boy seems to have a different view;

    5 – Rednapp’s said that if they sell players without his say so, he’ll walk.

    So, Sperz’ wheeler-dealer (that’s being polite) aint really in a position to be doing any business for a little while and may even be planning to manage Spurs or England from a secure establishment somewhere!

  • sheznufc

    May 10, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #19

    what the hell goes through redknapps and dalgleish’s head!! can they not find there own decent buys, nope just 2 lazy f****s with money! hate them both with so much passion

  • Andy

    May 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #20

    I don’t like Harry Redknapp. I don’t like Daniel Levy. I don’t like tottenham hotspur. I HATE there bloody fans!! Stupid deal and it will never happen!

  • Brutooon

    May 10, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #21

    I do rate Palacious very highly, he is easily their best hardworking player for Hondoros during their last WorldCup campaign

    I think maybe Tiote with extra 10 million swap with Palacious AND Bassong would be a good thing

  • Markaccus

    May 10, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #22

    @lesh. Lmao. Nice work. My personal faveorite was “mr integrity redknapp” 😀

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    May 10, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #23

    Brutoon – hardworking maybe but we want some one that will get us 20+ goals a season

  • brighter

    May 10, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #24

    F off Redkbapp!Because He frequently appeared a selfish attitude like this time.
    So I can’t like Tottenham.

  • nolan4

    May 10, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #25

    Palacios wasnt a bad player 2 years ago but has had a crap season wudn’t swap him 4 tiote but if bassong was avalible i wud bring him bak

  • TimToon9

    May 10, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #26

    Brutoon – Glad you’re not in charge! Wouldn’t sell Tiote for anything less than 30.. And would hesitate on 30

  • toonfan09

    May 10, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #27

    can people stop say it would be a good thing to swap for tiote with players and ex amount of money it wont be end of redknapp gets rid of players because they arent good enough to take him to the next step so we do not want them

  • Markaccus

    May 10, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #28

    I wouldn’t mind bassong back, but not for tiote. A touch of refinement in his game to cut out the cards, and we have a magnificent player.

  • brighter

    May 10, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #29

    He frequently says rude thing.So I absolutely can’t like Tottenham.

  • Stuart

    May 10, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #30

    I dunno toonfan, I’d definately take £30m plus Bale and Modric =D haha.

  • Sav

    May 10, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #31

    He has done a superb job at Spurs and I wouldn’t mind a bit of that success here. But WP for Cheick? You’re ‘avin’ a larf.
    And please, ‘arry – Jamie on that naff Marks and Sparks advert – ‘ave a word…!

  • toonfan09

    May 10, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #32

    lol stuart i mean realistic swap deals there is no point getting placious plus 8 mill for one u lose a squad member then u replace him with one of less ability then u have the 8 million which ashley may not even give pardew to spend just because there us no point us getting money off transfers when we cant be sure they will be spent on more transfers and who you gonna buy for 8 million when they realise than in two window the toon have let got two of their best players

  • Markaccus

    May 10, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #33

    And van der vaart

  • Toon_Ice

    May 10, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #34

    Would be a terrible swap….i´m tired of getting players other clubs have no use for……

  • Brutooon

    May 10, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #35

    ok i might be wrong on my previous post, maybe:

    20 million for Tiote with two players – Palacious and Bassong and the reason behind it are:

    1) we got 35 million then additional 20 million = 55 million – wohooo
    2) Palacious is as good as Tiote (reason Sir Alex Ferguson also want him)
    3) we got Gosling as backup/competition for DM
    4) we all know Bassong is a good defender

  • GeordieRob

    May 10, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #36

    Toon Ice,

    Technically Tiote was a player that FC Twente had no use for…

    Though I think they got the fuzzy end of that lollypop!


    May 10, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #37


    It would be hard to say yes to that deal, but I can see how it would benefit us.

    Increased squad size
    More transfer money
    Less yellow cards

  • toonfan09

    May 10, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #38

    just because we get money from the transfer doesnt mean it will be going onto our transfer budget

  • Davies

    May 10, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #39

    Tiote walks a fine line between being amazing and being a liability. His tackling is usually spot on, but he does seem to lose his rag easily. Maybe symptomatic of his first season in the premier league, and if that’s the case, he’ll probably be even better next season.

    Even if he doesn’t cut back on the rough stuff, he’s still one of the best in his position in the league. There’s no way I’d swap him for Palacios alone.

  • toonfan09

    May 10, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #40

    palacios is just as bad at fouling and to be fair to tiote alot of his tackles which he has been booked for where utter tosh werent even fouls especially when considered that charlie adam got away without a card and especially when de jong got away with what was deemed as a fair challenge on ben arfa


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