Tiote Finally Leaves Newcastle – But Not To Shandong Luneng

Cheick Tiote has finally sealed the big money move to China he has been after for at least a couple of years, with the news coming through that he has finally signed a deal in China.

There’s nothing official coming from Newcastle United yet on the deal.

And Cheick is in the colors of his new club, but according to Keith Downie of Sky Sports it’s not to Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng.

It seems he has signed a two year deal with a second division  club in China – Beijing Enterprises Group FC – and that’s a surprise.

Cheick Tiote in the colors of his new club – but it’s not Shandong Luneng
Looks like nobody reminded Cheick to smile

Reading the name on that scarf – yes – it definitely seems to be Beijing Enterprises Group FC.


Here’s what Keith Downie is putting out on his Twitter account:

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We understand Cheick Tiote has joined Chinese League One side Beijing Enterprises Group FC.

— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) February 7, 2017

The club was founded 13 years ago and currently plays in China League One and here is their emblem – and yes – that’s the one in the Tiote photo.

So it looks like it is a done deal.

Here’s lots of information on Cheick’s new club.

We wish the Ivorian all the very best in his future career and thank him for that fabulous equalizer against Arsenal in a game that will never be forgotten – the 4-4 draw at St. James’ Park in February, 2011.

We were 4-0 down after 26 minutes and came back to score four goals in the last 26 minutes; it was a week after Andy Carroll had been sold to Liverpool.

Here it is again – it could only happen at Newcastle!!!

If you are only going to score one goal for Newcastle – that’s the one to score.

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 7, 2017 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #1

    Good riddance imo. He hasn’t even been trying lately, just happy to milk his 65k a week whilst looking for a better deal. No doubt he’d still be here otherwise. Bloody mercenary, like so many others. If he was bothered about playing he could’ve worked his way into the reckoning, especially in the Championship, or taken one of dozens of offers he’s had to play elsewhere. Nobody else would match his wages though, so he stuck around and milked it. One good season. One decent season. The rest pants.

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 7, 2017 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Not sure who your accountant is but think you’ll find riviere was 6M and saviet 4.5 M and Thauvin is rumoured to have been anywhere between 12 – 14M and is now going for closer to 7M.

    Factor in wages x 3 for a number of years. Not exactly inexpensive and add what we lost on Cabella and others.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 7, 2017 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #3

    previous previous thread

    Memories, I memories but very true glad those days are gone – amazing now to se how many mums and dads and kids at the match – home and away – brilliant. The kids are the future – not us old buggers – hopefully there’s a few years left in the Old Zimmer

  • Average_Contents

    Feb 7, 2017 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #4

    He looks overjoyed about it haha.

    I reckon he’d seen all the yen and thought I’m on a good screw here then got told it’d probably get him a bowl of chicken and sweetcorn soup 🙂

  • LGFUAD21

    Feb 7, 2017 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Interesting article on Sky today (not often you get that these days)


    Pause for thought for everyone that has completely written Mitro off.

    I still think its harsh to judge him this season given his lack of game time and match fitness.

    There have also been clear times when having the agile, pacy Gayle up top alone has not helped us much so I dont think it’s as clear cut as strikers need to be fast etc.

  • DubaiMicky

    Feb 7, 2017 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #6

    Good luck Cheick, all the best.

  • Average_Contents

    Feb 7, 2017 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #7

    As long aside his wives are happy that’s all that counts….

    Seriously though cheick, good luck and thanks a mil for that goal.

    Still get hairs on end when i see it. Deoending on which commentary you listen to.

  • AncientC

    Feb 7, 2017 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #8

    Rotonda, Thavin was bought for £12 million, stayed for half a season, then went back to Marseille, where the club will receive £10 million back. That’s a loss of £2 million.

    Riviere was £6 million, but at the price, you couldn’t even buy a half worthwhile championship striker. It was a cheap gamble that didn’t pay off. I am sure you blame Carr for the restricted budget which led to signing players like Riviere.

    Saivet, £4.5 million, loaned out, and the club will likely receive some money back on him. Maybe a couple of million.

    Where are you getting this £30 million from, and that’s not even digging into why you selected 3 transfers that fit your narrative. You could always go over all of the transfers, to make a fair point.

    When you start fabricating numbers to fit your theory, you lose the argument you are attempting to make.

  • giimps

    Feb 7, 2017 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #9

    He could and should have had a couple more , Joe Hart is a Twat for lying to the ref just cos he was beaten by a great strike…..tosser

  • lochinvar

    Feb 7, 2017 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Freeze on ticket prices are welcome.
    Does this mean theres is confidence from Ashley in Promotion and increased revenues from many other sources including TV rights.

    Wonga will be history so it maybe that we get a worthwhile sponsor to be involved. Needs to be a high profile brand with a strong identity.

    Shirts – with a new sponsor its time for the new season shirt to be a classic and not some backroom sketch scribbled down by the tea lady.

    Tea lady – will a new Tea Lady or Tea Man be appointed in this land of plenty.

    A few things to do first though.

  • toonincheek

    Feb 7, 2017 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #12

    lochinvar –

    Have to remember – increased revenues will only start
    at the end of NEXT season.
    So – a great deal for next seaosn.

  • martoon

    Feb 7, 2017 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #13

    I like Tiote but this shows what a mercenary so & so he is. Most players would try to play at the highest level possible but he has obviously gone for the highest offer. Those 2 wives and girlfriend must be expensive 😀

  • goommy

    Feb 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #14

    Thank you and Good luck.

  • lochinvar

    Feb 7, 2017 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #15

    I was happy to learn that and then the new prices arrived from the Electric supplier – give with the left take with the right etc

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 7, 2017 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #16

    Whilst we are being critical about the correct spelling of Geordie words, the use or wore in a name is wrong it should be wor. I know it’s being picky but it’s also irritating. 🙂

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 7, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #17

    Does anyone else think that in Diame we are getting what Sissoko thought he was.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 7, 2017 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #18

    or = of


    Feb 7, 2017 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #19

    Nar mate Diame is a poor mans Sissoko

  • lesh

    Feb 7, 2017 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #20

    Looks as though Tiote’s signed for Crystal Palace and pictured sporting their Chinese marketed strip!


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