Experienced Midfielder Wants To Leave Newcastle In Summer

We have wondered what Cheick Tiote’s future would be at Newcastle under Rafa Benitez, because Cheick became a starter once Rafa arrived at the club last March and Cheick was finally fit.

The Shields Gazette is reporting this morning that Tiote will leave Newcastle this summer, after his proposed move to the Chinese Premier League and Shanghai Shenhua fell through only last January.

The news is that Cheick wants to leave and find a new challenge and Rafa Benitez seems to be OK with that.


Cheick Tiote – in action last season

Tiote tuned 30 yesterday and Newcastle will allow Tiote to leave in the summer at the right price, although since he has only one year of his contract left then maybe £4M is all Newcastle can expect for him?

Tiote could still manage to get a big money deal in China, where the league there is prepared to pay out some big wages to older stars and Papiss Cisse has also been linked with a move to China over the last year or so.

If Tiote leaves it will be interesting to see if Rafa will bring in a defensive midfielder, but Henri Saivet is available but was never used by Rafa in the first team – Henri appeared on the bench a few times.

The 25-year-old faces an uncertain future at St James’s Park and may be sold or sent out on loan this summer and he has five years left on his contract at Newcastle after we signed him in January from Bordeaux.

In fact the other central midfielder signed in January – Jonjo Shelvey – also didn’t see much playing time under Rafa after he was signed from Swansea in January.

So Jonjo’s future is also uncertain at Newcastle, which is why we thought Cheick Tiote could see out the final year of his contract at Newcastle.

It doesn’t look like that will happen.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • jimmysmith

    Jun 22, 2016 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #1

    He’s a a player we can replace for a Championship campaign. Shelvey’s another. Both good, but not essential with a view to going up, and doing well once we get back there.

  • Jib

    Jun 22, 2016 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #2

    The wonder kid Gianluigi Donnarumma (17) this season has become 1st choice goalie of AC Milan.

    This has put Diego Lopez’ nose out of joint , he is talking about returning to Spain .

    Manuel Quilón is his agent (and Rafa’s), the ex Real Madrid goalie is now rumoured to be in talks with , Everton and Benitez.

  • Veltmann

    Jun 22, 2016 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #3

    On dirait que nous avons beaucoup de bois mort dans l’Escouade..

    Don’t know his injury record is but Phil Jones from Man Utd may be a good signing as Staylor replacement.

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 22, 2016 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #4

    Seems a shame to lose Tiote, after his revival under Rafa last season. He actually looked like the player we bought again. Still puzzled by Saivet though. The few times he’s played he’s looked promising enough, but Rafa doesn’t seem to fancy him. What a waste of a five year contract! Another bizarre deal from Carr. I’d still like to see him given a proper run out, especially in the Championship where you’d think he might prosper.

  • Veltmann

    Jun 22, 2016 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #5

    Jib – he will go to Everton.They are one of powerhouses now & we can’t compete with them 😀

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 22, 2016 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #6

    The Shields Gazette is normally spot on as well, I thought Tiote was going to be one of the main men next season. We have to believe that if Rafa doesn’t have to sell he won’t so if there is truth in this it is because Tiote wants to leave rather than the club cashing in on a player in the last year of his deal. Personally I would offer him a three year deal to see his time out here.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 22, 2016 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #7

    Two year deal!

  • Jib

    Jun 22, 2016 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #8

    Prepare to be amazed .
    In the next couple of weeks we will look back at some of the names we bandied about and laugh at ourselves for setting our sights so low.

  • Jib

    Jun 22, 2016 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #9

    Prepare for Mr Tuff to comment on your French !

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 22, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #10

    Everton would do better to upgrade that outhouse of a stadium with this influx of money. Must be the most antiquated dismal stadium in the PL by a mile. Selling those ‘restricted view’ seats should be classed as fraud as well. Like Liverpool, restricted means no view worth mentioning. Try moving so you can see the game you’ve paid to watch and you’re likely to get ejected.

  • Veltmann

    Jun 22, 2016 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #11

    Jib – I will not treat Rafa as Messiah yet.I want to see results on the actual pitch first.Until then..

  • carl

    Jun 22, 2016 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #12

    Not sure we’ve ever really got to the bottom of the Seydou Doumbia carry on! Did Carr screw up or was it Charnley not reading the small print of contract.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jun 22, 2016 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #13

    Benitez did say that he wanted to play more experienced heads in a relegation battle so it may be that Saviet gets more game time in the championship as he looked decent in the games he played ! It was actually Shelvey that let him down beside him in the games he played as he done nothing against Everton or Watford away !

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 22, 2016 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #14

    Carl, at least Doumbia was just a loan deal, whereas Saivet was brought in on a five and a half year contract. At least now we’re less likely to make massive errors like we have in the past, with Rafa deciding who comes and goes without sticking to one agency. I’d still like to see some sort of inquiry into some of those shocking deals that only seemed to benefit everybody except NUFC.

  • posada

    Jun 22, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #15

    Get Toite off the wage bill and get 1.5 Million if we are lucky.
    No longer has that spring and ability to get to the ball quickly or as quick as he once did.
    Also, the game has moved on a bit in the last 5 years. Mistime a tackle and you are booked. You then have to play differently or risk being sent off.


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