Top Newcastle Player Could Be Sold Very Soon


We were hoping it was only paper talk that Arsenal want Cheick Tiote at the Emirates Stadium this summer, but there are continual reports that Arsene Wenger wants the Ivorian to strengthen his central midfield, and add a bit of bite and power in defensive midfield.

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Cheick Tiote – could be leaving Newcastle

But the Mirror is reporting today that Arsenal are preparing an £8M bid for the Newcastle midfielder, and it will probably be a take it or leave it offer, since Wenger doesn’t mess around with his transfers, and Arsenal often refuse to go higher than their own valuation of a player.

That’s what happened with Yohan Cabaye a year ago at this time.

Wenger had wanted to bring in either Real Madrid’s Semi Khedira or Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho to the Emirates, but he has now switched to Cheick Tiote as his number one target, and it’s a much cheaper option too.

The Mirror is reporting that Arsenal have lodged several bids for the central midfielder already this summer, but each time Newcastle have turned them down – and this looks like a final bid by the top north London club.

When we say this is a cheaper option we mean it – because Arsenal would have had to pay out around £30M for Khedira or Carvalho, and that could be one reason why Newcastle will want more than £8M for Cheick.

Since Cheick arrived from FC Twente in the summer of 2010 for £3.5M, he has been a good player for the Magpies.

The 47 times capped Ivory Coast International has played 119 times for Newcastle with one sensational goal against – you guessed it – Arsenal – when he equalized to make it 4-4 after Newcastle had been 4-0 down after 26 minutes in that famous home game in February of 2011.

If the news is to be believed Tiote’s agents have been itching for a move away frOm Newcastle this summer, and that could be coming frOm Cheick himself, and Pardew will need to see how much Cheick wants to leave the Tyneside club, because it’s hardly worth hanging onto players who don’t want to be at Newcastle.

But we hope Cheick stays – and we should only sell him for a (much) bigger fee than £8M – and that would not be to Arsenal.

But if we do sell him, Newcastle must bring in a replacement before September 2nd rolls around.

What do you think?

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107 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #1

    TDS – yes they do, but it could have been a whole lot better if we had recruited steadily, every window.
    It would tend to confirm that the football side of the club is not of prime importance to the owner.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #2

    TDS

    I think you are being disingenuous when making comparisons of we could have ended up like Leeds, Blackburn or Pompey.

    Let’s face it Pompey were buying players for ridiculous fees and putting them on daft wages, they had very little money coming in and small attendances. Leeds spent to big to soon but with the kind of parachute payments made to clubs now it stops a Leeds utd from happening….They bought the likes of Rio etc for silly fees but more importantly they could have recovered if they had got promoted at the first attempt….We would be in leeds place now if Houghton hadn’t got us promoted at the 1st attempt.

    Blackburn got stung by the poultry crew who have done what MA has done and again relegation is why they don’t spend much, again if we hadn’t of got promoted at the 1st attempt that would be us now!!

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #3

    If he left it would be a disaster!!

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  • the truth will out

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #4

    off yer go bonny lad do your best at warming the bench

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  • jon.c

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #5

    what AW values him is a load of rubbish he is worth more than 8 mill and we should tell him so.We should not be pushed into selling

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  • the truth will out

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #6

    i wont miss his pirouettes into trouble

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #7

    Graeme

    Well, that goes without saying. But then he’s the owner and not the manager or DoF. I would expect him to focus on the business side of things. He needs to give the power and resources to the manager and DoF to focus on the football side of the business.

    It could be a whole lot better if we hadn’t sacked SBR or if we hadn’t wasted £17M on Owen or if we hadn’t sold players like Ginola, Aaron Hughes, Ferdinand etc. when we didn’t need to. That’s football mate…I just don’t think that’s an excuse for the bitterness that some people have and the constant negativity directed towards the club.

    This season should be fun right? Some new players to watch progress, some exciting young players to watch (Cabella, Aarons, Riviere especially) and hopefully a damn cup run! 🙂

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #8

    The Truth Will Out

    No you won’t miss that but not long till you realise we don’t have a replacement for him….much like Sunday when the midfielders were allowed to turn and pick a pass!! Won’t be long till your crying out for a similar player.

    At Arsenal he’ll replace Arteta

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #9

    Our Toon

    That wasn’t my point. I wasn’t banging the same old drum that “If it wasn’t for Mike Ashley, we would have done a Leeds”…I was just pointing out that Mike Ashley is a businessman who runs NUFC like a business. There are better owners out there, there are similar owners out there and there are some worse owners out there.

    At least we know the way Mike Ashley operates, he buys players as assets to increase the overall value of the club. I’d rather leave him to do that and concentrate more on the football side of things.

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  • ToonMatt

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #10

    I think he will be sold, I heard Ashley was nervous about how many would turn up for the first game after last season being such a disaster but 50k turned up to show there support for Ashley and his regime, Mike can sell who he wants and people will turn up to support him regardless, Goodbye Cheick Tiote, Hello profit, Cha-ching one happy cockney 🙂

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  • toon22

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #11

    Cant be having a cup run.
    winning one gets you into Europe

    We all know the fat man cant be havin that.

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  • toon kk

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #12

    Tbo MA has run the club ragged, he hasn’t given the football side of the club the investment it should have had, then he’s pushed his greed to the point of the whole cub falling apart and that would hit him in the pocket.
    All these signings are great but a well run club would strengthen every window or at least repace any players sold not leave it to the point of despair.
    But let’s hope for a brighter future.

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  • Graeme

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #13

    TDS – a cup run – or at least an attempt at one, would be most welcome. I would suggest however, that due to the recent changes in Qualifying for Europe in which the Winners qualify, it us most unlikely that we will be reaching a Final any time soon!!

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Take the 8 million and run. Tiote is a good player but we can afford to let him go. Use the money to bring in a striker. We already have cover in Tiote’s position in Anita, Colback and to a lesser extent we have Bigi, Abeid AND we have a player coming through the ranks in Kemen. Plenty of cover there.

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  • magicbus

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Controller “ You have to sell before you buy “
    P45dew “ What about the sky money? “
    Controller “ Sod that its all mine “

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  • the truth will out

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #16

    hold on our toon if he is sold and not replaced it has nothing to do with me that will just go to show the ineptness of the clubs leaders
    cokokko can do that job no doubt in parclotts eyes

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #17

    TDS

    I think if he truly wanted to make the most out of players on the footballing side then he’d appoint a better manager

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #18

    More from Pards:
    Nay I say! Nay to the doomsayers! Nay to the petty quibblers! My pencil is sharp! My eyes are bright! We will stride forward and conquer all before us! Ermmm except Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton, Man U, Liverpool, and Spurs! Arrgghhh mateys, arrgghhhh!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #19

    In all fairness we cannot even offload players like Obertan, Jonas or Fergy. Bigi and Armstrong are still not out on loan.

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  • Toon Tang

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #20

    If Tiote was to leave at some point, Wanyama is the perfect tackler/hounder/defencive replacement for him. Seeing him play the other day was like watching Tiote from old…

    … And his long range passing wasn’t brilliant either hahaa

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #21

    Ed what’s a Semi Khedira!!!

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  • londonderry toon

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #22

    AS long as we replace him with that boy from montpellier stan boy

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #23

    Colback and Anita managed 4 interceptions between them on Sunday and won 3 tackles between them. Tiote does that in 45 mins by himself

    Truth will out – your all for selling him then and stand back and say well its not my fault if he’s not replaced!! So why advocate yo sell?

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  • the truth will out

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #24

    bad job set up to do much worse Pardew the worst is yet to come
    shape up or ship out
    ahoy there drop the wanchor

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #25

    …among others

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #26

    TADS

    That’s a good question haha, maybe he meant that wenger has a semi for khedira

    Wanyama is a good shout but he’d cost 15 / 20m and Southampton won’t sell now

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #27

    The lads need more chest hair! The answer is always manliness! Out with the dancing poodles and in with the honey badgers!!! Harrumph!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Relax lads, we’re only tied for 20th place. It’s not that bad yet. Stiff upper lip and all that! We have a long way to go. More players to sell. Pardew has to work his magic on the incoming. Soon they’ll all be sulking and gaining weight under his guidance. Huzzah!!!

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  • toonicle

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #29

    With the way Colback played I’m not too concerned about this i suppose. Sissoko and Colback should be our two central MF’s

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #30

    There is still time for improvement. We’ve got 37 games left. We can sell Tiote, Benny, Obertan, Vuckic, Saylor, and possibly some of the coaches’ wives to white slave traders. Oodles of cash to come in. Then we’ll make a quick deal for a 10 year old from Scunthorpe. Lovely.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #31

    GT…the coach does resemble a honey badger with his ferocious defensive abilities 😀

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 19, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #32

    Colback won 2 tackles and gave 3 free kicks, against a side that had more possession than us, not great stats if he’s to replace tiote

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  • JamesToon

    Aug 19, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #33

    Just reading an article about Scumderland’s director of football’s interview, he said about how he and Gus Poyet want to implement their own footprints in the sand and want to have “an english heart and a spanish style of play” am i not the only one who thinks Sunderland could actually overtake us in the near future? I know we have made far more superior signings to theres but as much as i want to back pardew till christmas, i have to say he’s just not in the same calibre of Poyet.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 19, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #34

    No, we need the real thing jesper mate. Honey badgers in the visitor’s dressing room. A warrior ethic in wor club. None of this namby pamby bare chest business! Players snarling at their opponents.

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 19, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #35

    Mmmmmm… I like the sound of those Semi-Khediras. I’ll have a half shot skinny latte semi-khedira aaaannnddd…. a….. blueberry muffin.

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 19, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #36

    Ah. G2. Fortress of Rationale in a parched wilderness of sense. How goes thee by the day, master G of the number following one?

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  • LeToonARMY

    Aug 19, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #37

    anyone know where i can get tickets for the villa match. i live in birmingham but villa stoe refused to sell me tickets

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 19, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #38

    And I can’t see Tiote as a player Arsene would go for. He likes his midfield enforcer type but usually with a bit more, how can we put it? Finesse? Also with a valid set of driving documents.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 19, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #39

    If Newcastle ever were to change its name it should be to the honey badgers 😉

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 19, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #40

    LeToon – did the Toon shirt, cloth cap, bag of broons clinking merrily and whippet in tow sabotage your effort?

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