Manchester United Interested In Newcastle Midfielder


There was news today that Liverpool may bid for Newcastle center-back Fabricio Coloccini,  and that’s been followed by news that Manchester United may be interested in Newcastle’s central midfielder Cheick Tiote.

Cheick Tiote – after scoring sensational goal against Arsenal

With Newcastle 4th in the league table and playing really well, it’s not really surprising that Newcastle’s top players will get some attention from the bigger clubs in England.

Tiote joined Newcastle from FC Twente for £3.5M a year last August, and he has been a  star for the Newcastle side ever since.

And Cheick scored that dramatic 89th minute equalizer against Arsenal last February, to get a 4-4 draw with Arsenal,  when Newcastle famously came back to score four goals in the last 25 minutes of that game.

Tiote himself turned down a last day move to Chelsea last January, so we don’t know if his response to Manchester United would be any different.  And he was also rewarded in February with a stellar six year contract at Newcastle.

Indeed, Tiote is forming one of the best central midfield partnerships in the Premier League with  Frenchman Yohan Cabaye, and he is also not getting booked so much this season, which is also good.

Manchester United would like to improve their engine room – central midfield – after being dominated by Manchester City in the 6-1 hammering they received from their neighbors at Old Trafford last weekend.

It remains to be seen what the Red Devils would offer for Tiote, but we know that every player has their price on Tyneside.

But there will also come a time when Mike Ashley will want to keep his best players, so the team can get back into Europe,  and become one of the best teams in England again.

And if they do that the money will be rolling into the Tyneside club, there’s no doubt about that, and Newcastle seem to be in good financial shape at the moment.

So it looks like Newcastle will be tempted once again with some big offers coming in for the their best players in January,  and we’ll just have to wait and see what the club’s response will be this time around.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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80 comments so far

  • sith

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #1

    1st!!

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #2

    A swap for Hernandez and its a deal 🙂

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  • sith

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #3

    i hope we can keep everybody till next season…

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #4

    We should sell Tiote, he was so poor at the start of the season, and he isn’t picking up every MOTM there is.
    Get rid.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #5

    Why not just get rid of Colo, Krul, Tiote and place HBA and Santon on the transfer Market, they all need to improve and havent done much! While we’re at it, we should just release Cabaye, he has only scored a couple of goals 😛

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  • BigKirky

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #6

    The lad is taking part in the practice match too.

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  • Barras

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #7

    I really, really don’t want to create a debate or an argument over this but how can a Newcastle United fan possibly want to see us sell Tiote, or even think it would be acceptable, how?

    The most important thing is the team, and selling Tiote would make the team a lot worse, it’s really as simple as that.

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  • UpTheRoad

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #8

    If a bid of £25 million or more comes in let him leave, a fool would say no. But till then he’s ours!

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #9

    Barras > i think Dannyo was being a touch sarcastic ( i hope he was ) unless ill have words! haha

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  • gorgonzola

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #10

    Be careful what you wish for son even within the bounds of a JOKE…. I swear to GOD if Tiote is sold by the FAT twatt I am not supporting NUFC sorry….you can say what you will….. Might aswell get rid of the rest of the team….

    Barras I think they are joking mate…

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  • Barras

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #11

    Every single one of these so called top teams do not have a better destroyer in their midfield:

    Man United – Fletcher/Anderson
    Manchester City – De Jong
    Chelsea – John Obi-Mikel
    Arsenal – Song
    Liverpool – Lucas
    Tottenham – Parker

    For me none of them are as good as Tiote, and this is why it comes at no surprise, that Man U or any other top team would be interested in signing him.

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #12

    Haha BigKirky, sounds great, keep us updated. Especially on the “hit the bar” competition 😉

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  • gorgonzola

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #13

    Barras True..
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    40 million then

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #14

    I agree with that Barras > does that make him worth £40M then 😉 haha

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #15

    gorgonzola > you hacking my mind?

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #16

    Oh don’t worry lads, i’m just following the red line of sarcasm in some of todays posts 😉
    As a response to ned and indian ignorant and stupid posts.

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  • gorgonzola

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #17

    It does indeed…if No player is priceless then put in a pricetag that means exactly that….close to priceless….

    fu3k em…

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  • gorgonzola

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #18

    Toon Tom….

    Yeah I meant 40 million Rubles….

    what are you on about?

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  • Andy

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #19

    Tiote will be signed for a top club when he stops losing the ball in dangerous areas because of his turns. Got caught twice v wigan doing it but he is the heartbeat of our team. It is no surprise that when he didn’t play well v Wigan the whole team struggled to get going. Great player and more valuable to the team then any of the players we have sold.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #20

    Gorg > we both stuck a £40M price tag on his head!

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #21

    Got to remember, Pards is quoted saying we denied several huge bids for Carroll before the big one came in.
    It took a ridicoulus ammount to get him, how much bigger shouldn’t it be for a Tiote who’s got 5 years left on contract and is a proven world beater.
    I’d say between £40-50 mill…

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  • BigKirky

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #22

    Players have done a warm up then a quick run to centre passing drill now a just less than half pitch sideways game. Its a lighter session due to extra-time on Wed.

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  • gorgonzola

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #23

    Toon 😀

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #24

    In other news : there are more fans watching the toon train this morning than Blackburn fans attending the cup game on Wednesday!

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  • gorgonzola

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #25

    Danny and I say I was right

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  • gorgonzola

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #26

    Must say I am intrigued as to what we will do come January…

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  • Barras

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #27

    Sorry poor, poor judgement by me if it was a joke, deary me I’m ashamed. I put part of the blame on one my friends, down here in Surrey (Arsenal fan) who constantly goes on about how, if you take Cabaye and Tiote out of our team, were a 17th-10th type of team. And how if you put those two in the Arsenal team, Arsenal would easily be in the top four etc.

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  • Oleg G

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #28

    NOT FOR SALE! as simple as that!!!

    A solid, strong, loyal and looks like a very good person – player, and we are even thinking here on the blog if to sell him for 20 or 40 millions?

    First of all, they won’t offer more then 15M, that is for sure, Man U are not Man C and not Chelsea, and even if they do offer 20,25, or 30 million, who will we buy instead? He is proven, seteled, gelled and a good lad, why would we want to sell him? no one can promise that instead of him we will get a better one.

    Also, every player makes mistakes, so his are sometimes the tackles and the passing, he is improving still. Jonas is 5 times the player he was when he came here.
    Messi, Ronaldo and every other player in the world got issues, problems and mistakes (the two I mentioned are super selfish sometimes and it cost their teams more goals, it is just that they have a very strong back bone so it doesn’t effect the end product for these teams, but for us it will).

    We shouldn’t even be thinking about selling our best players this season, no no no!
    We need to build on those foundations and not changing them.
    And I am sorry to say this, maybe some won’t agree, but the NUFC symbol and the club are maybe bigger then any player, but the players are still a big part of it and we should give respect to players who understand that and try to give their best out there, specially if they are doing a good job.

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  • BigKirky

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #29

    Shooting practice now. He’s got a decent shot on him has Obertan. Wish he’d use it.

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  • gorgonzola

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #30

    Tell that to Ashley

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  • Barras

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #31

    @ gorgonzola & toon_tom

    Haha you guys are inter-connected. £40-£50m in my opinion. But at the time I’m desperate for him not to leave, still.

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  • Sav

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #32

    Time to find out if Ashley’s got anything down his shorts besides his wallet. Up until now we’re a selling club.
    I’m just waiting to see if someone puts in a bid for Mike’s grandmother or Llambias’ godchild.

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  • BigKirky

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #33

    Well, he had some decent shots! To be honest, the shooting wasn’t as high as i thought it would be. Hey, I mustn’t be too bad player after all then 🙂 class.

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  • Oleg G

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #34

    BigKirky // Oct 28, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Who are you talking about mate, who is taking a practice match?

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #35

    Oleg G, open practice at SJP. Surprised that there is so many on here this morning.

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  • BigKirky

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #36

    Yes, practice session at the open training session. Only lasted an hour.

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  • LEROI

    Oct 28, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #37

    We just wouldn’t be the same without Tiote. Guthrie does give it a good go but he just isn’t Cheik. I can’t see us being able to replace him for the £20m we would get for him! The only players close to his standard would be almost if not the full £20m or maybe more! We wouldn’t pay there wages either. Very bad idea to sell him in my opinion!

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  • Pottz

    Oct 28, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #38

    According to the last set of financial figures we had broken even and that hadn’t taken into account player transfers….was that true?

    If that was the case what would be the point in selling Tiote…that kind of manouevre would’t compliment the so-called 5 year plan for the club in terms of on-field ambitions. Saying that i reckon it’s on the cards he will end up at Man utd and we won’t see him after the ACN.

    Just gotta hope Abeid progresses quickly coz i sure as hell don’t wanna see Scott Brown as Tiote’s replacement.

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 28, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #39

    @@lee_ryder
    Lee Ryder
    Pardew: “You are the best fans in the world without a shadow of doubt” #NUFC

    U can’t help liking Pards. I mean, he always emphesizes us in interviews, when talking to players at HT, etc etc.

    Really loving the feeling at NUFC atm, altho we got beat on Wednesday, i still feel as we’re invicible.

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  • mattnufc

    Oct 28, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #40

    Selling Tiote would obviously be very bad for the team. However, selling him for 3,4,5 times his buying price would make absolute sense to Ashley and any other businessman.

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