We are hoping that Newcastle United and owner Mike Ashley in particular, have learned from their mistakes in the transfer market we continue to make.
Cheick Tiote in action at Stoke City
Last January we sold Yohan Cabaye to PSG and didn’t replace and still haven’t for that matter – and then with our defense already weak, we weakened it further on September 1st by allowing Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to join Roma on a one year loan deal.
We are now paying the consequences of those two dumb decisions we made in the last two transfer windows, and we are 3rd bottom of the Premier League.
There is news that Liverpool will join Arsenal in going after our star holding-midfielder Cheick Tiote in January.
But it would be almost suicidal to allow Cheick to leave in January.
Even if we replaced him with a younger player, it takes time – as we have seen from players we brought in over the summer – to get acclimatized to the Premier League.
But the news in the Metro is that Liverpool are ready to make a £15.5M offer for Cheick Tiote, and if that is true Mike Ashley could be tempted to take the money, as he ‘s done in the past.
We paid £3.5M for Cheick four years ago when he joined us from FC Twente – so there’s a £12M profit – and that’s exactly the way Ashley will think about it.
If Newcastle do sell Cheick Tiote in January, don’t be surprised if we continue to struggle against relegation this season.
We’ll deserve to.
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