Manchester United After Newcastle Midfielder

January is not too far away, and Newcastle fans will be hoping that we can bring in some new players to strengthen the squad, but also hope that we can hang onto our best players too.

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Cheick Tiote – no way he will leave for £6M

And there is news that Manchester United are interested in Newcastle’s Ivory Coast International Cheick Tiote, and it’s not the first time there has been reported interest in the Ivorian from the Red devils. and he was linked with Manchester interest over two years ago.

It wouldn’t surprise us if David Moyes wants to bring in two or three new players in January, since they didn’t get too many new players in over the summer months, and we suppose Tiote could be a real target.

But they will find out as Arsenal did in the summer about Cabaye, that the price on a top Newcastle player is high, and probably way above what they would be willing to pay for Cheick – we hope so anyway.

And it’s probably a sign of the strength in Newcastle’s squad this season that Cheick has been forced to fight for his starting place, with Dutchman Vurnon Anita playing so well, but in the last two Newcastle games and last week against Senegal, the 27 year-old seems almost back to his best form, and he’s looked a very good player.

Tiote joined Newcastle from FC Twente in August, 2010 for £3.5M and has played 89 games for the Magpies with one terrific goal against Arsenal in that famous 4-4 draw in February of 2011, when Newcastle came back from 4-0 down after 26 minutes to draw the game.

Tiote has a bumper contract he signed with Newcastle in January of 2011, which still has almost four years to run, and he’s happy at Newcastle.

But the news that Manchester value him at around £6M means there would be no way Mike Ashley would let Cheick leave for that kind of money, especially when he’s starting to play well again after a poor season last term – for his standards.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • banjax

    Oct 16, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #1

    If the price is right and we have a replacement in mind – why not sell Tiote !

  • Toon Tang

    Oct 16, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #2

    i doubt tiote will be the answer to all manutd’s worries somehow.

  • Blofal

    Oct 16, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #3

    I would sell for 8 mill. Anita can take us place comfortably until a replacement is found. Midfield is one place where we do have a bit of depth.

    Guti is effectively a DM along with Anita and would probably do well there. Cabaye, Sissoko, Marv, Bigi for the future so losing tiote really won’t hurt. 6 mill is too cheap but 8 mill plus go for it I say.

  • ToonMatt

    Oct 16, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #4

    You lot need to understand if he is sold the club won’t see a penny! Don’t sell anyone.

  • John Tudor

    Oct 16, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #5

    he can go and as for the money we will see it ……go into ashleys pocket after all its his club

  • toonicle

    Oct 16, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #6

    8-10 Mil is fine for him but i’d wait till the end of the season to sell him. Anita can play there and next year I’d want to see Bigi get a good run of games.

  • Deana

    Oct 16, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #7

    What’s the matter with people? Stop talking about what would be good money for him. Money means nothing to us as it won’t be reinvested. Have you not got to grips with this yet?????
    If Tiote is sold, all that happens is we lose one of our best players. Yeah, I know he’s been poor for a while now but he’s young and will find that form again soon that led many of us to believe his potential was world class. Put your fecking calculators away and stop counting cash. It only ends up with the fat man…….
    Phew….. Thanks….. Feel better now.


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