Sky Sports is reporting that Cheick Tiote’s potential move to Shanghai Shenhua has stalled over the player’s wage demands, after the Ivorian traveled to China last Friday to hold talks after the two clubs had agreed a fee.
However, at the time Newcastle manager Steve McClaren said no deal had yet been agreed as Steve wants to keep Cheick on Tyneside, to strengthen his options for the run in – as we again fight against relegation.
Cheick Tiote – talks stall due to Cheick’s wage demands
Following the signings last week of two central midfielders Henri Saivet and Jonjo Shelvey, Cheick is unlikely to start too many games for the rest of the season unless we have injuries.
Sky Sports are reporting the fee agreed between the two clubs is £5M and not the £8M that was previously mentioned.
Cheick is coming to the end of his Newcastle career and he signed on for us from FC Twente in August, 2010 for £3.5M and has played 141 games for Newcastle with one goal.
But that goal is what Cheick will be remembered for and it was a memorable goal indeed.
It was the late equalizer in the phenomenal 4-4 draw at home to Arsenal when we came back in February 2011 from being 4-0 down after only 26 minutes and scored four goals in the final 25 minutes of that game.
It’s the greatest comeback in Premier League history and it could only have happened at St. James’ Park.
OK – here it is – if the video comes up as disabled in your area – just click on the link “Watch this video on YouTube.”
And please, don’t miss the short radio commentary after this video as each of our four goals go in.
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And here is the radio commentary as we scored each of our four goals – it’s simply phenomenal.