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Newcastle Midfield Star In Big Demand

10:03 am, Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 15 Comments

There´s a report in the Sun today that 29 year-old Cheick Tiote could even leave Newcastle in January with MLS club New England Revolution said to be interested in getting the Ivory Coast International over to the states.

Tiote has only just regained his place as a starter at Newcastle after struggling all year with a knee injury and he is now an important player once again for Newcastle with Jack Colback currently out injured.

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Cheick Tiote in action at Bournemouth

The MLS are in the playoffs at the moment and the current season is coming to an end.

But we see no way Cheick will be leaving Newcastle in January – that would be suicidal since we are short of good central midfield players at the moment.

The Sun report is that the New England Revolution are keen to sign him so if Newcastle can get a decent fee for him maybe he could leave Newcastle in the summer,  when it’s almost certain we will be bringing in a top defensive midfield player.

The MLS club are located in Foxborough, Massachusetts (22 miles south-west of Boston) and it´s very cold with lots of snow up there in the winter – average is 52 inches of snow every winter.


This could potentially be a good deal for Tiote since the MLS club are trying to attract players in the Premier League who are coming to the end of their careers – and Cheick´s contract in the summer will have just one year to run.

Since joining Newcastle from FC Twente in the summer of 2010 Cheick has played 139 times with one goal for the club – that fantastic equalizing goal  against Arsenal in February 2011 in the famous 4-4 draw.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Cheick Tiote · Coaching · Contracts · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Reyantoon // Nov 18, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    The blog Ads started to pop up just below the article lately.Anyone else face same ad prob’m?

  • 2 Reyantoon // Nov 18, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    If you are out there,why do you think a certain player we usually are close to sign end up signing for another club?Does it always related to fee disagreements? Just being curious 🙂

  • 3 martoon // Nov 18, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    BandB – if you’re still around I replied to your post (a few topics ago) explaining my position so hopefully we can draw a line under it and move on?

  • 4 lesh // Nov 18, 2015 at 10:53 AM


    It’s not only the blog ads that are irritating, there’s the blog idiots too!


  • 5 Jail for Ashley // Nov 18, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    Can’t really knock Ed for these headlines, when you’re living overseas and there’s absolutely nothing on the TV or local papers about the toon then any news is welcome.

  • 6 Sazzer // Nov 18, 2015 at 11:26 AM

    Unless Tiote get’s back to his old form keeping him makes no sense if decent bid comes in January as long as we actually bring in a quality replacement.

    Same goes for Anita and Colback.

  • 7 Jail for Ashley // Nov 18, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    I think we should get to forty points and safety before thinking about getting rid of anyone.

  • 8 Sliema // Nov 18, 2015 at 11:33 AM


    The list of players this club has been close to signing but completely failed at is shocking. Penny pinching in the extreme… maybe that stopped in the summer? Who knows?

  • 9 Mister Tuff // Nov 18, 2015 at 11:59 AM

    Seems like an untrue story as Mr T is barred from entering the US because of his previous convictions.

  • 10 martoon // Nov 18, 2015 at 12:04 PM

    Tuff – That’s a good point. I can’t remember for the pre-season tour of the States was Tiote still injured or could he not go because of his convictions?

  • 11 mindshaft // Nov 18, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    Tiote better hurry up and move before republicans ban all non christian people from entering the U.S.A !

  • 12 Mister Tuff // Nov 18, 2015 at 12:47 PM

    martoon – in the summer he was left behind as he could not get a visa.
    Whether there would be any difference between a work visa and a visitors visa requirements I do not know.

  • 13 Jib // Nov 18, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    I think foreign footy players in North America get in under the aegis of a US H1B visa

    It’s a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise in specialized fields such as in architecture, engineering, mathematics, science, and medicine.

  • 14 jimmysmith // Nov 18, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    Tiote will not be going to the MLS’s New England Revolution at 29, (probably do up their boots with buckles), or any other club in a lesser league, for that matter.

    He will think he has one top level contract left, perhaps even at Newcastle.

  • 15 stripes1009 // Nov 18, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    If good money is offered for Tiote, l’d take it. Move Colo to DM and get a great central defender in. Think we would see a rejuvenated Colo and he would be perfect in this position. Then we would have time to find a replacement for Colo!

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