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Magpie Midfielder Wants To Stay – But Could Be On His Way

11:40 pm, Monday, June 3rd, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 65 Comments

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote signed a new extended contract at Newcastle in February of 2011, just a short seven months after he arrived on Tyneside from FC Twente, and turned down a move to Chelsea in the previous month.

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Cheick Tiote – wants to stay at Newcastle

But Cheick has not been in such good form these last two seasons, and it may be that Newcastle sell him this summer, if a club comes in with a big offer for the Ivory Coast International.

The latest club said to be interested in Cheick is Lokomotiv Moscow, who are said to have him on their priority list for this summer.

Cheick wants to stay at Newcastle, but he knows that if a club comes in and bids what Mike Ashley thinks is silly money – then he could be sold.

This is what Cheick said about his future:

“I have a contract with Newcastle. Unless they want to do business with another club, I will be a Newcastle player.” “I do enjoy the Premier League and want to play there for many years, but you never know in football.”

Cheick has played 83 times for Newcastle with one stupendous goal against Arsenal – when Newcastle became the first side to come back from four goals down in the Premier League and draw the game 4-4.

Cheick’s goal came a couple of minutes before full-time in that game, and even after that captain Kevin Nolan narrowly missed with a chance that went only inches wide of the post.

Tiote’s contract has another four years to run on Tyneside, but we wouldn’t be too surprised if he is sold this summer.

Newcastle have 19 year-old Gael Bigirimana coming through fast, and of course Moussa Sissoko can play in defensive midfield too.

What do you think?

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65 responses so far ↓

  • 1 nufc786 // Jun 3, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    all depends on the offers ma gets… over 20 mill… he’s a gonna and my tiote banter down the drain :(

  • 2 gaz 44 // Jun 3, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Has anyone heard anything from that Jose from Spain lately. He was on a few week back saying we had enquired about Jesus navas but he would be moving to man city, everyone hear seemed to shoot him down saying would never leave his club because of homesickness or something , well looks like he’s gone

  • 3 nufc786 // Jun 3, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    whihc reminds me :)

    Cheik Tiote once broke both his legs in a car accident and was still able to walk it off

  • 4 nufc786 // Jun 3, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    gaz 44

    that indy kaila guy saide jesus navas was off to man city too

  • 5 lucasnufc // Jun 3, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    20m + I’d happily take that

  • 6 gaz 44 // Jun 3, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Yes sky sports put it up now but this Jose reckons he was a youth coach somewhere in Spain and he put it well before anyone had mentioned it, was common knowledge Friday where I work he was going so think indykela must be behind. Still like to follow him just so I can believe some rubbish lol

  • 7 gaz 44 // Jun 3, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Think he was on during or before arsenal game

  • 8 Newcastle Brown Alien // Jun 3, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    ed, you forgot anita and perch who play primarily in the same position

  • 9 donkey // Jun 3, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    sell him even if we get 10 million get wanyama in hecan play dm and cb plus hes only twice the player tioti is

  • 10 nufc786 // Jun 3, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    gaz 44

    all part of itks i guess mate

  • 11 cadete // Jun 3, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    tiote has had a horrible season, poor all round(pardew effect?). any decent offer and i would let him go, bigi is similar but younger, better passing ability and not as clumsy in a tackle. plus with suspension and ACN the guy doesnt play enough 10mil+ and i would take your arm off, as good as he is(cult hero) im really not sure he is really good enough if we want to move forward.
    just my opinion

  • 12 cadete // Jun 3, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    agreed donkey

  • 13 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 3, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Tiote is the only first tem player that I would not bat an eyelid if he left. The guy can’t even do the simple things anymore like pass the ball 10 feet for gods’ sake.

  • 14 Newcastle Brown Alien // Jun 3, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    this shoudln’t be true. the thing we suffer from is lack of quantity

  • 15 RonVanDam // Jun 4, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    I’d hate to see him go if MA decides to sell him. His form has suffered under Pardew. I think people look at his reputation from multiple yellow cards (some no fault of his) and physique first before his input in the field. Maybe he will flourish under a new coach and environment. Life of a footballer, never get too attached to a place

  • 16 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 4, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    IMO Tiote needs a stint on the bench until he can prove himself again in the PL. He seems to have got so caught up in the hype of being a “warrior” that he seems to have forgotten the basics. He still hasn’t worked on his disciplinary record either.

    Also please don’t shout for Cheick to shoot anymore at the games :) . He must have the worst shot in the squad FFS

  • 17 cadete // Jun 4, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Newcastle Brown Alien to say we lack quality is very harsh, yes there are a few that maybe are not top players but in our first 11 i would say 9 are quality and would push a place in any PL side

  • 18 SupaToonKid // Jun 4, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Newcastle Brown Alien

    Quality is always better than quantity.

  • 19 Newcastle Brown Alien // Jun 4, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    cadete, i never said we lack quality, i said we lack quantity

  • 20 Newcastle Brown Alien // Jun 4, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    supatoonkid, yes i think getting quality is important, but we need more than 2 players that is a fact, the amount of times we have suffered from lack of quantity is unreal, get at least 4 quality players in is what is needed

  • 21 cadete // Jun 4, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Newcastle Brown Alien apologies few swallies on the go mate

  • 22 HAZZY1 // Jun 4, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Just had a look at the free transfers in the prem what do people think of us signing M.Figueroa, E.Frimpong, F.Malouda, Franco Di Santo even W.Gallas for a season for cover good prem players?

  • 23 SupaToonKid // Jun 4, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Newcastle Brown Alien

    Quality is always better than quantity but the 2 players the journal suggests are definitely not enough. Does the club/Pardew not realise we not only lack goals due to alternatives to Cissé but also because we require good crossing wingers? A forward & winger should be prioritised as minimum requirements with a CB upgrade needed for Williamson (if he is sold). A 2nd quality winger however would also prove to be needed but 3-4 + any needed replacements to key personnel should be the bare minimum.

  • 24 Sav // Jun 4, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Its not like Cheick was the only Newcastle midfielder to have a duff season is it? And at least, in 2013 he won’t have the ANC to distract him for a month or more in January as he has had for the past 2 years.
    If young Wanyama comes in, Cheick has to be the one to make way but I think he has it in him to dominate the opposition for us again this year.

  • 25 SupaToonKid // Jun 4, 2013 at 12:21 AM


    I want the club to improve and not consolidate with close to retirement players seeking a last big pay check (Gallas & Malouda) and championship quality players (Dí Santo & Frimpong). Figueroa would’ve been good when we needed a LB but now he’s too old and we’ve got 2 cracking LBs

  • 26 HAZZY1 // Jun 4, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    SupaToonKid im the same m8 but I dont think there is much point in kidding our selves about top players wanting to join knowing half the team want to leave Ive just got the feeling we will sign free transfers or champioship players I wouldnt mind if it was either Rhodes or Austin.

  • 27 SupaToonKid // Jun 4, 2013 at 12:30 AM


    I can’t see us spending big on Championship players. I think we’ll maintain our policy of cheap but good Dutch & French players. I don’t buy this crap about all the players wanting to leave neither, I think the majority are content & happy to stay but of course if a big side comes in & MA accepts the bid, they won’t turn them down but I don’t see players demanding their agents to move. I believe that will happen after next year if significant changes are not made hence it’s more than likely.

  • 28 SupaToonKid // Jun 4, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Somebody suggest Marko Marin as a possible target. If Marin doesn’t lie in Mourinho’s plans then we should at least make enquiries into his situation. He would be a perfect candidate on the LW. Price & wages may be out of the question but he’s definitely worth an enquiry with plenty of potential to give at 24 and capped by Germany.

  • 29 HAZZY1 // Jun 4, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    SupaToonKid I dont believe they want to leave but I do think there agents will be looking to get moves to benefit there pockets as for expensive players Austin would cost 4m max Rhodes maybe close to 10m so as much as i like the lad I dont see us going for him Marin is a class act so that is a good shout maybe get Boyata and Josh McEachran good young talents not getting games also Ba id love him back?

  • 30 Mark the Mag // Jun 4, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    Tiote = absolute monster = nearest we have come since david batty

  • 31 Mark the Mag // Jun 4, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    cant believe we have got debeuchy and MYM absolute legends at the club. Cabaye, Krul , HBA, Tiote, Cisse, amongst the best ever to play for the club IMO.

  • 32 Mark the Mag // Jun 4, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Newcastle United the one the only. The only true love 4 ever.

  • 33 santonthenewmaldini // Jun 4, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    If we want to improve how we play football then Tiote has to be sold he was good the 1st season we came up but top level football has moved on from having a destroyer in the middle of the park

    The defensive mid should be the one taking the ball from the defense and starting attacks Cabaye actually is perfect in this role but needs the right players beside him to make runs and be as equally comfortable on the ball

    If we could get 10 million for Tiote that was guaranteed to go right back into signing a proper winger then go for it!

    Will be interesting to see who we will get

  • 34 JBax97 // Jun 4, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    Assuming Twente don’t have a sizeable sell-on clause, I think I would let him go at £15million. There are so many similar players are Lund with better discipline who we could get for half that. I’m thinking PSG’s Sissoko or West Brom’s Mulumbu for example. I here West Ham’s Diamé has a £5million buy-out clause. That would be terrific. Any of those would also leave us with a sizeable chunk to contribute towards a new striker of Ba’s calibre. I really like Bony, he seems to tick all the boxes. Having said all of that, I still believe that Tioté will come roaring back next season, particularly if Pardew has the balls to drop him as with Anita, Sissoko and Bigi breathing down his neck, I think it will force the best out of him.

  • 35 Mark the Mag // Jun 4, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    fantasist playing without Tiote where are we playing the primera division Tiote is the way forward, let him do what he does best

  • 36 Mark the Mag // Jun 4, 2013 at 1:24 AM

    mulumbo WBA cud do a job samae as bigi, even found that one incisive pass v benfica even tho played out of position when in inform.

  • 37 Mark the Mag // Jun 4, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    Buy Low Sell High, got it right with AC, missed out with Tiote.

  • 38 09nufc09 // Jun 4, 2013 at 2:48 AM

    Tiote last season was stuck playing with an out of form cabaye so was forced into doing things that arent his job, he is there to win the ball back, He did that more than any player in the pl (every 18 mins i believe). Its cabayes job to pass the ball and make things happen (he was very poor at this all season and got outperformed by a number of players in assisting even tho he took the majority of freekicks and corners). Cabaye is getting off very lightly for such a poor season. Bigi isnt ready to play dm in the pl, all he does is pass the ball backwards and let opposition players run past him, sissoko is not the kind of player to break up attacks, for someone so big he dosent like going into tackles. Anita is an option but he is still more attack minded and imo is to little to play dm in the pl.
    Tiote is the kind of player who fans wont appreciate until he is gone.

  • 39 county down magpie // Jun 4, 2013 at 3:54 AM

    Anyone remember this?

  • 40 lesh // Jun 4, 2013 at 4:29 AM

    Aye CDM, nowt’s changed and the wishful thinking was evident in 2007 too:

    ‘carl // May 27, 2007 at 9:45 AM

    i say we spend between 15-20 revamping the defence on the note that we get tel haim on a free,bring in e gudjohnsen .keep both owen and martins if possible and a couplr midfielders of high class along with a couple not so known players.

  • 41 JAMSHA // Jun 4, 2013 at 6:29 AM

    county down magpie

    readng all the old articles.. n lol… hw exicted we wer wen we heard the M.A news. 45mil transfer budget huh in 3 yrs wining the epl hahahaha 5yrs cl

  • 42 TorqToon // Jun 4, 2013 at 6:37 AM

    Ed man, I admire you, everything you’ve been through and everything you do for us fans…

    …but why when an article gets published linking our players away from the club, they are definitely going – yet when I player states he isn’t going anywhere, we are STILL going to lose them???!

    We are all very real in that we could lose any of our players at any time – but sometimes looking on the positives is ok! :-)

  • 43 JAMSHA // Jun 4, 2013 at 6:52 AM

  • 44 JAMSHA // Jun 4, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    Seem Every1 Sleepng

  • 45 Assam Toon // Jun 4, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    important as it is to buy and sell players, the club is also expected to confirm who is absolutely not for sale. And by club I mean decision makers, not the usual pardew mumblings. The club mus have someone in mind as the core around which the team will operate. for me that man is cabaye, he is the finest we have got, and i overlook his ups and downs in form while saying so. at present players are likened to share investments, sell them if their market value soars. after the monaco cabaye rumour the board should have screamed from the top of the terrace that he is not available at any price. or if the board think ameobi is the core, than do so when the talks of ameobi leaving came up. i am fine even with that ;-), as long as i know who is the core of the team.

  • 46 Indian Magpie // Jun 4, 2013 at 7:08 AM

    Sack pardew

  • 47 alex84 // Jun 4, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    Torq, any new updates on PEA?

  • 48 sparky55 // Jun 4, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    Torq toon…the day ED stops being positive we know the game’s over!

    Yes everyone’s for sale,…yes most of our purples want to leave…yes we’ll get about 35 million in from selling 3 purples and no it won’t get re-invested…so well done ED for keeping up the positive spin…we need someone to be positive!!!

  • 49 sparky55 // Jun 4, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    PEA defo NOT coming…why oh why are we hanging on to false hopes like this…he’s far too good and quite rightly will be looking for european football and a team that will domestically challenge…so where’s the attraction in the toon???

    and don’t say he’s got mates here!

  • 50 alex84 // Jun 4, 2013 at 7:21 AM

    Sparky…what are you trying to say? Pea may not come to the toon? :-)

  • 51 Patoon // Jun 4, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    If we can get Tiote back 2 this sort of form we’d b landed, we could nearly play 4 up front and him in midfield on his own lol

  • 52 Indian Magpie // Jun 4, 2013 at 7:30 AM


    The Sparkys are flying already ;)

  • 53 Slank // Jun 4, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    I have updated my list of players Ed thinks will be sold. Tiote wants to stay but I forgot to add Krul who is going to an Italian by all accounts:

    Tiote (wants to stay)
    Ben Arfa

  • 54 check the toastie // Jun 4, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    Perch and Anita have outplayed Tiote this year, He should be sold, along with Jonas.


  • 55 RonVanDam // Jun 4, 2013 at 8:03 AM


    PEA wants to go back to Milan

  • 56 SupaToonKid // Jun 4, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    “@GFN_France: NEWSFLASH: AC Milan, Inter Milan, Galatasaray, Atletico Madrid and Aston Villa have made offers for Younes #Belhanda. #MHSC”

    Even Aston Villa have shown interested but we haven’t? He’s in the last year of his contract and a cracking talent, worth an enquiry at least!

  • 57 Indian Magpie // Jun 4, 2013 at 8:18 AM


    pardew wants More defensive midfielders, Not belhandas

  • 58 Rotonda heights // Jun 4, 2013 at 8:19 AM


    This is Llambias and Pardew we’re talking about. Why get a talent like Belhamda when you can get a reserve central defender from reading because he is tall!!

  • 59 Hatem's better than Messi // Jun 4, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    Morning all.


    That’s better …

  • 60 89Norcal // Jun 4, 2013 at 8:24 AM

    Get it out asap Hatem :)

    We’re already priced out of buying Belhanda. Dunno why Villa are bothering unless they just feel like overspending.

    We have already been linked to several decent CB’s that can be had for cheaper.

  • 61 SupaToonKid // Jun 4, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Yeah I know you guys I was using this an indirect dig at Pardew, Ashley & Llambias as well as their pro supporters on this blog :P

  • 62 89Norcal // Jun 4, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    Didn’t know Galatasaray signed Chedjou already from Lille

    That’s a bummer.

  • 63 Indian Magpie // Jun 4, 2013 at 8:28 AM


    For only 6 million, probably them being in europe help.

  • 64 89Norcal // Jun 4, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    You know what else helps? Playing in Turkey and having alot of money.

    There’s other options anyway

  • 65 jonobbad // Jun 4, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    You lot have such short memories. Give pardew another chance but sell tiote after one bad season. Ridiculous.
    Tiote will be here in august, it will be cabaye who is gone. Really won’t miss him.

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