We’re not exactly sure what has brought this about, but it seems that Cheick Tiote could be nearing the door at St. James’ Park, after the news broke yesterday that his representatives were looking to move their player to another club, before the end of the transfer window.
Cheick Tiote – could be on his way out of Newcastle
There are reports that Cheick has become unsettled at St. James’ Park, so maybe some of that started when he was at the World Cup in Brazil, and certainly the second half of last season was simply abysmal at Newcastle.
Now there is news that Arsenal are interested in Cheick, and the fee that’s being quoted is a rather low £8M.
The reports suggest that Arsene Wenger rates Cheick, and there is news in the Express today that Arsenal could make a move for the 28 year-old defensive midfielder.
Two Russian clubs are said to be keen on the player – but Arsenal would seem to be a better move for Tiote.
Maybe Newcastle think they are well covered at defensive midfield with new boy Jack Colback, Vurnon Anita and Moussa Sissoko all being able to play in that position.
If Newcastle do sell Tiote for £8M – it will mean that even though Newcastle have brought in nine players this summer for about £35M, we will still make about a £5M profit on the transfers this year.
That’s when you consider Newcastle received about £32M for Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy.
Here are those nine signings.
|Siem de Jong||£6M||Ajax|
|Facundo Ferreyra||£1.6M - Season Loan||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|Jamaal Lascelles||£4M||Nottingham Forest|
|Karl Darlow||£3M||Nottingham Forest|
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