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.
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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