Newcastle Midfielder To Be Sold This Summer At A Profit

There are a number of clubs over the last two or three years who have become more ambitious than Newcastle United and they include Stoke, Southampton, Swansea and West Ham, and it just so happens that all those clubs are above Newcastle in the Premier League this season.

Cheick Tiote at West+Ham

Cheick Tiote – Newcastle defensive midfielder

So perhaps it’s not all that surprising that a report in the Mirror suggests that if Cheick Tiote, 28 year-old Ivory Coast International is made available this summer, both Southampton and West Ham will be interested.

We think Newcastle will decide to sell in the summer, and Cheick has played only 12 times for the Magpies  this season, after Arsenal showed some interest last summer.

The Mirror is reporting the price on Cheick’s head is around £7.5M, which is £4M more than we paid FC Twente for him almost five years ago.

If Newcastle get a bid like that, we are likely to sell and put the money into Newcastle’s coffers, although hopefully that money will be reinvested this summer.

Cheick has a contract that runs out in June of 2017,  so we expect Newcastle to sell the player and then replace him at about half the cost of the £7.5M with a younger player.

That’s the way Mike Ashley does business at Newcastle.

We have already been linked with a number of defensive midfielders,  and 22 year-old Mehdi Abeid has done very well when he’s played for the first team this season.

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25 comments so far

  • jayphoto

    Mar 21, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #1

    Hes on pretty high wages and his form lacks in consistency to say the least! I think when we get to next season with a fit De Jong, Abeid, Sissoko, Colback , ryN taylor and jonas (contracts pending obv)and anita all vying for centre midfield im sure our board will view him as expendable.
    Top player on his day but his day his less and less frequent

  • BoyDoneGood

    Mar 21, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #2


    You seem keen to take the piss out of my comment:

    “24BoyDoneGood // Mar 21, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    “Ed posted yesterday (?) that we might benefit from a Man City clearout in the summer. Never happen – you have to be desperate to buy most of their players. The City squad is the oldest in the PL – avg age almost 30, compared to 28 for bottom end clubs and 26 for solid PL clubs. The opinion of comments here seems to be that NUFC will be badly placed to sell and buy in the summer. (I’m not predicting what WILL happen, just looking at what is POSSIBLE for the club.) That’s not so. Look on Transfermarkt. There are first team squads of 26 players listed for both Man City and NUFC. 13 Man City players are shown as having fallen in value. Only 3 have increased in value. For the Newcastle squad, only 6 players have fallen in value (and that includes de Jong, who may yet come good). But EIGHT players have increased their value. Man City’s spending power is further reduced by FFP penalties and restrictions. NUFC’s profits have been hoarded for two years. Potentially (i.e. if the club utilise their spending power effectively this summer) SJP will be a much happier place than the Etihad next season.”

    You sarcastically suggest that I believe Aguerro and Bony to be has-beens. Very clever – they are two 26-year-olds who are among the 3 exceptions I already mentioned. Man City are in big trouble soon. The aftermath will not be pretty.

  • midweek weekend

    Mar 21, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Can someone please explain to me what Williamson is doing for that 2nd goal, toonbrother you go on about colo but Williamson is the worst defender in the premier league he offers nothing no strength no pace can’t jump see 2nd goal can’t read the game can’t pass can only hoof it, terrible player

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 21, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #4

    ibiza – re previous post – probably better off just ignoring the blogs scumbag.
    I saw no reason at all for his abusive response- there was absolutely no need for it at all. As I have previously said – he always reverts to his vile responses. He just wants to antagonise other posters. In reality Ed should ban him for his foul mouthed tirade.

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 21, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Seeing Janmaat play so well at CB made me wonder why the traditional big but slow player is favoured over a ball player.

  • Sazzer

    Mar 21, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #6

    I don’t mind if we cash in on both Anita and Tiote.

    I think especially Guti showed today what we have been giving up by having defensive midfielders that offers absolutely no threat going forward.

  • stan anderson

    Mar 21, 2015 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #7

    I am not as sad as i expected after the 2nd half showing.
    But every silver lining has a cloud inside.

  • stan anderson

    Mar 21, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #8

    I always rated Jonas.He was castigated on here by most,but he always gave 100% each game and never hid.
    I just think he could be worth playing as a sub.

  • IrishGeordie9

    Mar 21, 2015 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #9


    Im pretty sure I wasnt taking the piss out of your comment. I think I was being sarcastic about the fact that Obertan and Gouffran are better then Aguero and bony. Obviously they arent, I believe your comment makes some sense but I don’t fully agree with it. Unless City somehow end up in administration im pretty sure they wI’ll always have happier fans over us. Mainly based on the fact that they are a joy to watch and they also try to win things.

  • IrishGeordie9

    Mar 22, 2015 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #10

    Having said that I was thoroughly enjoyed by that second half performance. It actually gave me goosebumps watching our players put in so much effort. Im just hoping that this isn’t a one off and that they realise that in order to win games and get our full support they need to give performances like that on a regular basis.

    Im happy with the result. I know we lost but we got a better performance then expected. Just hope we carry that spirit on. Especially into next season.

    Special mention to Gutierrez. He looked quality. Very composed. Start him next game.

  • Sazzer

    Mar 22, 2015 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #11

    Most people turned against Jonas because despite his best efforts his delivery and dribbles he simply created nothing for a very long time.

    Pardew and cancer turned spiderman into Peter Parker.

  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 22, 2015 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #12

    I was proud of the lads today, especially the second half. We played well but now we’re 12th. The real question is can we play that way against Sunderland and get a win?

  • swemag

    Mar 22, 2015 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #13

    Good second half. Need to win a few more games.

  • BoyDoneGood

    Mar 22, 2015 at 1:27 AM

    Comment #14


    Indeed – you were agreeing with JfA. But Gouffran and Obertan are not among NUFC’s 8 who have increased value, while Aguero and Bony are among City’s few (3) players who have. Man City’s squad is devaluing steadily which Newcastle’s is drifting up in value. It’s mainly an age issue. Can City recoup sufficient value from their older players in the transfer market to support like-for-like replacement? No. Will those players, a year older, make much progress in the CL? Presumably not.

  • BoyDoneGood

    Mar 22, 2015 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #15

    Which x. While.

  • BoyDoneGood

    Mar 22, 2015 at 1:40 AM

    Comment #16

    The Arsenal match. I only saw MOTD, and the pundits judged us poor in the first half. But I checked back on a couple of text commentaries, and they suggest NUFC held their own for 20 mins at the start, as well as in the second half. Anyway, the resuilt was nothing like the 6-0’s and so on predicted here. Not total “shambles/sh*te” after all, and that’s with key attackers and defenders out.

  • terencelim

    Mar 22, 2015 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #17

    I feel sorry for toonbrother’s spouse (if he has one) she must be hearing him mention about colo 20 times a day.

  • newcs

    Mar 22, 2015 at 2:21 AM

    Comment #18

    As long as Anita never plays again and he’s replaced i don’t mind

  • usmagpie

    Mar 22, 2015 at 4:54 AM

    Comment #19

    I feel that we need to sell some of the players we lose to the African cup of nations as it really hurts the team when they are gone for a month.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Mar 22, 2015 at 5:29 AM

    Comment #20

    The only thing I liked about this game was the way Carver used Riviere…maybe he’s not as stupid as we think.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 22, 2015 at 5:54 AM

    Comment #21

    I was stating a case against your claim that Man City fans would be a lot less happy tgan us in August despite your research on transfer market. If you had of stated that those Man City fans that care more about their financial predicament than than winning trophies and playing in the CL would be less happy than those Newcastle fans that care more about the balance books than winning a league cup, then you are probably right.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 22, 2015 at 5:59 AM

    Comment #22

    Yes we held our own for twenty minutes before two disastrous goals brought because of a shambles of a transfer policy that takes maximum risk when taking injuries and suspensions into account. We lost again, just because it wasn’t a hiding should that give us cause to celebrate.

  • one fine day

    Mar 22, 2015 at 6:20 AM

    Comment #23

    boy done good,
    I get some of your points on the ageing man city squad, however I think we are comparing two very different things .
    It’s like comparing a range rover sport (two years old and a few miles on the clock )so dropped a bit in value since it rolled out the showroom to say a brand new ford focus . you know the range rover is quality and is worth it whereas the little ford will do you but is nothing in comparison.
    sitting around valuing this player and that player is kind of pointless anyway .
    As you say a few of our squad are indeed increasing in value but as this just means they are more likely to be sold at higher profits benefitting our illustrious one.
    as for this bit…
    ‘Potentially (i.e. if the club utilise their spending power effectively this summer) SJP will be a much happier place than the Etihad next season.”
    the key word in that paragraph being “if”.
    1’d love to be thinking we were indeed a team on the rise but watching us get taken apart by MAN CITY side who didn’t even seam to get out of second gear didn’t make me go home and drool over our corporate spread sheets .
    I predict we will have a net spend of around 8 million once again and the rest will simply be banked .
    we will again look at potential up and comers , nothing wrong with that, however we need a balance of decent premier league quality and experienced players to help the youngsters along.
    surely you can see that had Ashley actually spent a little more last year it could have been us selling bony not Swansea and had we seriously gone after lacazette with a decent contract then just imagine his little value graphs now .. they’d be so positive charnley would need to get them laminated so they could be wiped clean after him and mike “went over them ”
    As far as I know in world football no team has ever paraded around at seasons end on an open topped bus holding up their corporate reports .

  • one fine day

    Mar 22, 2015 at 6:22 AM

    Comment #24

    this says it better than I ever could…

  • Reyantoon

    Mar 22, 2015 at 6:32 AM

    Comment #25

    We did OK yesterday but JC made some mistakes in choosing first eleven.Instead of starting Anita and Goufran,he should have started Jonas at LB and colback at his normal position ( MF).Mostly,colback felt uncomfortable at LB and should have moved to MF early in 2nd HF by bringing Jonas.Another 2 poor goals to conceed.
    my motm was sissoko.Has very good game and finish the ball superbly.Followed by Perez and cabella.We did well defensively too apart from willos physically out-musceled by Giroud for the 2nd goal.If he make those player selection amendments, we can win the derby comfortablely!!


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