This Is Why Newcastle Cannot Sell Cheick Tiote This Summer


News today that Arsenal have joined Manchester United and Chelsea in an attempt to sign Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote, and that’s according to talkSPORT – but we have no idea how true this report is.

Cheick Tiote – in action at Swansea last season

One thing is clear, and that is that Cheick, who turned 26 last month, has no wish to leave Newcastle, and he’s said continually to anybody who will listen that he has settled well on Tyneside, and likes the place.

Cheick is also on a decent contract at Newcastle which runs through 2017, and money does not seem to be a huge attraction for the Ivory Coast International.

But of course if these three top clubs are indeed after Tiote, Newcastle will wait to see if there are any real bids for the player, and maybe a bid of over £20M could meet Newcastle’s price for the player.

We all know that every single player has his price, but the players Newcastle want to keep have the proverbial “silly” price on their head, and Newcastle will only sell if a club comes in with a daft offer for one of their star players.

Maybe Liverpool will bid £30M?

Tiote joined Newcastle from FC Twente in August of 2010, for £3.5M, and he has quickly developed into one of the best holding midfielders in the Premier League, and is now a key player for Newcastle in their quest next season to possibly qualify for the Champions League.

The news is that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will try to tempt Newcastle to sell, and he’s looking around for a top defensive midfield player this summer – if the reports are to be believed.

But things have changed at Newcastle since last summer, and Newcastle have very quickly built a top team, since they were relegated a short three years ago, and now the next step for the club is to continue building the squad,  and challenge for a top four place in the Premier League and qualify for the Champions League.

Owner Mike Ashley is a money-man, and he has done a very good job over the last two years of getting the finances under control at the club, while at the same time building a top team. Some of the transfer deals done by Newcastle have just been amazing value.

But Mike knows there’s big money to be made in the Champions League, which will make Newcastle into a more wealthy club, and he knows that’s the next step in the come-back of Newcastle United, which started three years ago following relegation.

And you can’t get into the Champions League if you keep selling your very best players – and Cheick Tiote is one of Newcastle’s best players.

That’s why Newcastle cannot sell Cheick Tiote this summer.

Q.E.D

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50 comments so far

  • cupiddstunt

    Jul 7, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #1

    Another season or so of helping NUFC before he goes

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  • toonincheek

    Jul 7, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #2

    Just the rags making up a story. No substance.

    It’s just because those clubs, and more, would LOVE to have Tiote in their team – but it ain’t gonna happen.

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 7, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #3

    Newcastle have signed individuals whom are deeply religious or proud family men who aren’t dictated by money.

    The only way Tiote will ever leave is if his agents want a payday or if Ashley has a relapse.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 7, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #4

    @india from last post.

    That was the one i was talking about. Just stating (irrelevant of blame), you always annoy somebody.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 7, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #5

    *indian

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 7, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #6

    whom did i annoy, i was just merely asking you were stuck last weekend,

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 7, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #7

    Toonboy & Indian. Why don’t you exchange e-mail addresses and continue your love in there rather than block this blog with boring chit chat?

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 7, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #8

    Sorry Indian I was talking about another post and this is getting too confusing for a Saturday morning so let’s start again……

    ……. Hi Indian, how are you? 🙂

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 7, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #9

    Hey novo, eat my arse.

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  • SuperShearer

    Jul 7, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #10

    The funny thing about this story is that Arsenal and Wenger operate like Newcastle, they don’t pay silly money for players as they know you can get value for money elsewhere, namely outside of the Premiership. It would be shocking if Tiote left to go to the Gooners. Chelsea, Utd, City, PSG and Chelsea maybe but we all know that it will cost them a pretty penny. £20 Million + might see him go, nothing less than that.

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 7, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #11

    When did this change into nufcblogdating.com?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #12

    I am good Toon Boy,

    Should i ask Novocastrian66 (long name) how he is 2day, may be his coffee hasnt kicked in yet

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #13

    Tiote is the lion king…..
    We canny selly him like.
    Gonna be a strong midfield with this new fella Gael and Vukcic along with Tiote and Cabaye,Marveaux,Jonas etc etc
    Hoping no one will be sold and we get a good commanding Cb in.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #14

    You feeling left out beattie?

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #15

    Ivory coast will beat senegal and tiote will go to the ACON .. which means any team wanting to buy him will be that little bit less interested

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  • ginkoh

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #16

    I don’t see why we need to let Tiote go unless stupid offer as Carroll deal come in.

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  • toonincheek

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #17

    Ben3arfa @15
    But then, maybe MORE interested in Ba?

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  • Sammeobi

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #18

    Slightly off topic:

    If we release xisco, will we have to spy compensation? Coz then we can get junior hoilett!!!

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  • alip123

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #19

    Indian and Toonboy – still better than Twilight

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #20

    alip 23

    the whole saga

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  • Belly

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #21

    I can see Ba leaving this summer and only because he’s got dirty money grabbing representatives. It would be a shame coz he’s a great player, I dont think he’ll be around for the long term. Did he sign a 3 year contract? If so and we don’t renew or extend he’ll might leave next year.
    No one else will leave this summer. 🙂

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  • Sammeobi

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #22

    Anyone know how simmo was racially abused on twitter??

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #23

    So novo’s only contribution was to tell me n Indian to shut up. Well done lad!

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  • RonVanDam

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #24

    Good news. Senegal and Ivory Coast play in the qualifying match in 2012 for ACON which means we’ll either have Toite or both Dembas back in Jan

    http://nothingbutnewcastle.com/2012/07/blogs/african-cup-of-nations-draw-goes-in-newcastles-favour?

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #25

    The Debuchy deal is close; Lille just need to hurry their asses up and find a new RB (we should offer them Simmo and give them £2-3M extra for Debuchy). Hopefully we can get either Guidetti or Costaignos. Still think Hoilett deal is still on just need to negotiate a bit more.

    I’d be very interested if maybe we could do a double £12M deal with PSG for Blaise Matuidi & Mamadou Sakho. Imagine the power we’d have defensively then. Tiote and Matuidi in CDM together would be monstrous. Sakho, Guidetti & Debuchy would be super signings + either one of Matuidi or Hoilett depending on where Pards wants to play Cabaye next season.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #26

    bit slow on the uptake their RonVanDam we’ve known that for a while now on the blog.

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  • cupiddstunt

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #27

    Sammeobi @ # 18

    Did you actually put any thought into that post or did it just jump into your mind so you typed it?????

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  • jayphoto

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #28

    Massive rumour down here is that bigirimana will have preseason at Newcastle before being loaned to Coventry for the season in late august!

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  • jayphoto

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #29

    Also, keep an eye out for us being in for Alain traore of Auxerre! He’s a player Carr has been watching for about 4 years, 22, bags of potential and available for a good price! Can play up front and on the left, very pacey too!

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #30

    Agents get a log of blame on here.

    Yes they can turn a players head and influence him but at the end of the day he works for the player and te player can always sack them if they are doing something they don’t like.

    If Ba was to leave it would be his choice ultimately.

    I think he will stay and I think interest has genuinely cooled since his lean run of form towards the end of the season.

    And on tiote, I don’t think anyone wants him to go, not fans, pardew or Ashley, but if a Carroll style offer comes in he will be tempted. I think it would take a lot more than 20 million to get him.

    And de jong can stay with twente. It’s clear both him and his agent want a move away but twente won’t sell for a low fee, which is fair enough, he is their talent and under contract. It could lead to him becoming unhappy and it might show on the pitch, have to see how it pans out but I think it could be a similar situation to how we got cisse, as long as a club doesn’t meet their asking price before they have to lower it.

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  • Premiership Manager

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #31

    If somebody comes in with a bid of £15M for either Tiote or Cabaye the club would have to consider the offer very carefully as it is a good price for somebody who potentially has reached their peak and would be good business for the club.

    £15M for either player is a very good fee for a midfield player especially if the club are put in a position whereby another club is offering higher wages as part of the deal that the club are not willing to match.

    It’s not what we would want as fans however we have to remember it is a business.

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #32

    Yes I am feeling left out.

    Indian is my man, hands off!!

    Anyway if we sign Debuchy which one other player of all the players we have been linked with would you like to see some in?

    My choice is based on value for money, future value, current ability, what he would add to the team in terms of quality, versatility and individuality and overall the way he would potentially take us to another level.

    That player is Junior Hoilett.

    But who would you go for?

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #33

    @premiership

    15 million is nothing for a top international.

    Rumours going around modric will Be sold for 30million mark. Why should we accept less for players who are equally as good at their job.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #34

    Hoilett would be good.

    I would really like him at the club but deals to Germany and turkey fell through so his demands must be silly as turkey tend to pay well.

    I would like us to bring in another cm, especially if we are loaning the new lad back to coventry

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  • jayphoto

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #35

    @31 I don’t think riots or cabaye have reached their potential yet! If the euros are anything to go by then cabaye could become one of the best midfielders in the league, personally think he’d take man its or arsenal onto a new level, if modric is worth 40m no way should cabaye leave for 15m.
    With tiote, he’s an absolute destroyer, one if the best breaker up of play in the world, personally think coupled with his positive attitude and professionalism that’s he’s irreplaceable! He’s only going to get better too, both these 2 will peak between 28-30!

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  • toonincheek

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #36

    Tiote and Cabaye are stars but DMs don’t fetch as much as those with a greater creative capacity.
    If (I said IF) we were going to sell Tiote, I reckon £20 million would be the best we could hope for. Cabaye – a bit more.

    But ManU would just LOVE to have these two in their team – Cabaye the perfect replacement for Scholes. Tiote for Carrick.
    Then they really would be a force.
    For ManU, if they could pick up these two for £45-50 million, it would be a great investment.

    Except of course, they both love the Toon and want to stay.

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  • beddersmag

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #37

    Dont want hoilett greedy on the ball and with the cash. Just get the impression hes not the character we need but might be being harsh

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  • outsidethebox

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #38

    prediction for first premier game
    krull
    debuchy…saylor…collo…santon
    ben arfa…tiote…cab…gutti..
    pappis ba…

    would have liked a commanding centre back but cannot see it happening…

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  • Levi

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #39

    i read yesterday that arsenal wanted to tiote but will REFUSE to pay the 20 mil asking price. well you cant have him then simple as that. how stupid do they think we are. he is our player they dont choose the price. if they put in a stupid bid of like 10 million we should just reply with 7 million for van persie lol

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  • toonincheek

    Jul 7, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #40

    Levi –
    I wouldn’t want RVP at any price.

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