Is Cheick Tiote Being Forced Out Of Newcastle?


There have been no official approaches for any of Newcatsle’s top players yet, or so we are told.

Cheick Tiote – in action against Wolves

We ran a story on Sunday saying that both Manchester United and Chelsea were keen to take Cheick Tiote, but that Alex Ferguson was balking at the price being asked for Tiote by Newcastle – said to be £20M.

The stories in the Sunday papers were that was not however putting off Chelsea, who have been long-term admirers of the Ivorian, and if the stories are to be believed, Cheick turned down a move to Chelsea on the same day Andy Carroll left Newcastle for Liverpool last year.

Tiote wants to stay at Newcastle, and he has been very clear about that, but some news stories yesterday were that those who are close to Cheick,  were not being that adamant that he would stay on Tyneside.

And there was one story that he had tweeted that he was being forced out of Newcastle, but after searching the Internet we cannot find what could be a valid Twitter account for Cheick, and maybe he doesn’t have one.

And if the player himself is to be believed,  Newcastle are already talking with West Brom defensive midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu, and he would be a ready made replacement for Tiote, and we ran that story last Saturday.

We had a few emails yesterday asking if it could be true that Cheick could be forced out of the club, and we think it could be true.

Once a club comes in and meets Newcastle’s valuation of any player, they will accept it,  which is really a communication to the player that they no longer want him on Tyneside, given they can get their asking price for him.

And what happened a year last January is probably that Newcastle at that time didn’t want to lose Cheick, because they had already lost Andy, and so were not too bothered he turned Chelsea down at that time.

The uproar about Andy leaving was bad enough for the Newcastle Board, never mind having Cheick leave too.

So if Chelsea come in with a £20M offer this summer, and Newcastle accept it – it tells Cheick he is no longer wanted on Tyneside – and remember, that’s an amazing £16.5M profit on the player, and Newcastle still got two great years out of Cheick.

Big business can be brutal, believe me, and football these days, especially at the top level like the English Premier League, is rapidly becoming a huge global business.

Don’t get us wrong, we want Cheick to stay on Tyneside, but once Newcastle accept an offer for him – indeed for any player – the writing is on the wall that he will leave the club.

And the good news is that with Chief Scout Graham Carr at Newcastle, you’ve got to be believe that Newcastle have top replacements lined up for all of their top players, should one of them leave this summer.

Comments welcome.



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72 comments so far

  • Raj

    Jun 5, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #1

    No Cheik please stay!! No one wants to kick you outt..

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  • Raj

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #2

    Yippeee!! First first first!!!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #3
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #4

    ED MAN ITS A FAKE ACCOUNT FFS! Hes talking to some1 called J0eybarton@J0eybarton, he calls some1 a melon! Its so fake i cant believe its being credited with an article!

    Its like me going in to the pub and saying i hear we just sold perch for £10 million and the sun running a back page story

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  • IITianToon

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #5

    No way!! come on … He is essential to our progress.. why on earth should we take two steps back!

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #6

    Fu***** hell its a fake twitter account lol Its been confirmed about 100 times.

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #7

    Exact same with Guthrie fake account.Total non story like.

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  • Raj

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #8

    For a businessman Ashley is, he would see the business sense of selling Tiote now! We fans would not want him to leave with a huge season up next, I would like to ask you guys:

    What if the selling of Cheik puts more in Pards kitty for tranfer money – to buy in maybe Debuchy, De Jong and Johnson, with all the high wage demands?? What if?? Would you take that??!!

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  • pbNcl

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #9

    I will NEVER accept this kind of ‘business’!!! This is a bloody football club not a friggin shop window. I actually dare the fatman to think he can do this and think we will all be happy about it. Dream on, his little honeymoon where he think he has our respect will come crashing sown to the real world!! This is not acceptable!!!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #10

    Why do ppl think tiote is most likely to leave? Didnt he sign something stupid like a 6 year contract last season??

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #11

    Why are fans such idiots jus bcoz we want mulumbu does not mean we want rid of tiote ffs
    Mulumbu n tiote sitting with cabaye more advanced we wud hav one the best midfields in the league

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  • terencelim

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #12

    I don’t care about f*****g Carr. He isn’t the man on the pitch. I just don’t want to see top players keep leaving the club like this, never mind who is replacement.

    But rumors are rumors. Let’s see what happen in the next 3 months.

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  • Graeme

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #13

    There is continuous speculation about a lot of our players leaving, just as there is about players we are allegedly signing. Its the nature of the beast and 98% of it is pure fabrication.

    The players agents are always trying to get their clients name in the press to induce interest and speculation. Can you imagine what would happen if the players at all the top clubs were seen to be happy with what they had??

    Yep, there would be HUNDREDS of very unhappy agents out there. They only get big money when they arrange a transfer for their client – the more transfers they arrange, the more they make. Bunch of PARASITES!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #14

    toonarmydownsouth

    so we’re selling perch for 10M?

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  • Szarka

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #15

    They wont pay 20 mill if hes not playing. Chelsea have too much Midfielders, MU wont pay 20 . I think he will stay.

    Yesterday i were at the Hungary-Ireland match. Given was great, made one superb save and a lot other good ones. Kadar started from 68 min about, and done a decent job. Still cant understand, how couldnt he be at least a 3.-4. def for Newcastle. Hope he finds a good club.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #16

    PsNcl calm down man its a non story FFS its a fake account theres no source tiotes on the longest contract at the club and has already turned down chelsea when we were a MID table club jesus some ppl love to hang around the edge waiting for any excuse to kick up the lynch mob!

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #17

    And if n I mean big if tiote was sold for 30mil n we brought in Mulumbu I for one would not b dissapointed by that business

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #18

    Tiote is also very skilful as well as a ball winner, not the best passer but great at turning in small spaces. I don’t think Mulumbu has that in his armoury but yes alongside Cheick would be good, releasing cabaye behind a front 3 of benny, Cisse and Marveux

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #19

    Rotonda u heard it here first!!!!

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #20

    I dont even think were Intrested in Mulumbu.He said we wanted to sign him before & then signed a new contract.Why would spurs be intrested when they have Parker & Sandro? Looks like he wants a pay rise to me.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #21

    Uh oh Ed, seems you’ve struck a nerve or two!

    Do I think Cheik is being forced out? No

    Is he one of our better players in demand that we could make a good profit on? Yes

    Might he go? Maybe

    Can he be replaced? As much as any other player.

    The truth is, we will at some point sell some big players from the team to continue to “re-build”. As long as there is overall improvement in the long term, surely that is in the best interest of the club and therefore the fans too.

    I would love Tiote to stay, he is a beast, the heart of our midfield. It may be though, that he is an asset the club deem is worth while cashing in on. Time will tell whether it’s a good or bad move….if it even happens.

    Let’s all calm down a bit….aaaahhhh

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #22

    And another thing that pisses me off with fans is when they say this all the boards doin when a player is sold yes 50% of that is true but jus bcoz the club accept a big bid does not mean the player has to leave its up to him to then go n what do they do leave so don’t act like any player cares about the club they don’t there isn’t person on here wud turn down triple the wages

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #23

    pbNcl

    You mean the business where we get 36M for one player and buy Cabaye for 4.5M. That’ll do for me every time. We came 5th and were in with a shout of champions league.

    I think the hierarchy know what they are doing. Dortmund and Lyon do it very very successfully by scouting and bringing in cheaper, younger and arguably better.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #24

    Ed.
    Now now, that article has tabloid sensationalism written all over it.

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  • jayphoto

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #25

    Love cheik! But mulumbu is a better player in my opinion! Takes less risks on the ball and doesn’t miss jan/feb for the African nations! Cheik on his day is a better player but he does have a few off days and according to my baggie mates mulumbu is an 8\10 every game, they’re gutted he’s going!

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #26

    No matter who leaves we will b stronger next season this transfer policy works n it’s proven to work by Valencia n Dortmund sell big buy cheap but the cheap doesn’t mean poorer players oh no it means the next big talents who in the long will prob turn out better it’s a proven formula with the ryt scout n we hav that

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  • magpie6699

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #27

    Didn’t Chelsea just sign Hazard for £30+ million? That’ll have used up their transfer budget (not!)

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  • sweendog

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #28

    Tiote is irreplaceable at the minute .. hence the speculation on price 20 mill+
    Only problem with Tiote is the ACN… but he’s got a great attitude, great player and is getting better and better ..

    As for Twatter that account is well known to be fake..

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  • seantoon

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #29

    Alrite lads chill out. Ed didn’t know. He’s just trying to give us something to occupy our hungover minds

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #30

    Seantoon….I personally think Ed is well out of order. I mean taking his own personal time to write a story for those who want to read it or comment on it. Disgusting behavior 🙂

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #31

    Magpie6699 dont forget about the 40 odd mil they got bookmarked for the hulk!

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #32

    One thing I’ve noticed over the past week or so is its a REALLY slow period with regards Newcastle Utd news! All we have been flooded with (…not just on here of course!) is Mulumbu / his agent linking HIMSELF with a move to the club, ex players / staff stating how we will struggle to keep all our stars etc etc and now some plank on tw@tter plays a joke, gets caught out and yet still gets god knows how many articles written about him.

    Should Mulumbu sign on a free I would be happy, however I do NOT believe it will be as a replacement for Mr. T ! He will still be here (barring a £30-40mil bid!) next season.

    With regards this Clyne / Debuchy thing, I would personally go with the finished product and bring Tav into the fold. Ideal I would take them both and rotate all 3 but money might jot allow that. Going by Debuchy’s twitter account, he always makes the effort to reply to myself and other toon fans’ messages. And one point, when asked if he would be in a room shirt next season, replied “Anything can happen my friend!” Diplomatic yet clearly still open to the idea should we officially come calling.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #33

    Ibiza your right in fact if any of us could be bothered im sure we would start our own blog and spend hours a day researching and writing articles for every1 to comment on and…… Actually fcuk that stella job ed keep up the good work!

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #34

    *** gotta love autocorrect!!! But you get the jist of what I’m bleeting about! Lol

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #35

    Torq…A room shirt? roomy? Is Debuchy planning on eating a lot this summer?

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  • brighter

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #36

    Cheik is going nowhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #37

    Tiote only played half the games last season and we got as many points with him as without.

    I don’t want to lose him but you can’t criticise the club for selling if a silly offer comes in.

    Valencia, Dortmund, FC twente and Lille have all won their leagues in recent times using the same policy.

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #38

    Ibiza – quite possibly my friend!!! Lol But you understood what I’m saying. Debuchy is the ‘NOW’ player and fingers crossed Tav will be the ‘FUTURE’ of nufc.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #39

    Chelsea, city and Madrid are showing they are ignoring financial fair play.

    UEFA can say what they like about expelling teams from champs league but it won’t happen.

    Imagine their sponsors will not pay then anywhere near the same amount if tv audiences drop due to the top sides not being in it. And if that happens tv money and prize money will drop off and then clubs will start treating it like domestic cups where they aren’t as interested.

    Champs league is only so big as the top sides compete and get huge money for it. Take either of this things away and you end up with the Europa league which big clubs and neutrals aren’t too interested in.

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  • barkerslovesnufc

    Jun 5, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #40

    All I say is that I would b 100% gutted if tiote was sold but they have a plan!…. But I really think we should keep Leon best as a back up… What every one else think?

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