£20m Tiote On The Move?

By on July 6, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Arsenal join the race to sign Cheick Tiote.

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Tiote - attracting interest

Arsenal have joined Manchester United and Chelsea in the race to sign Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote, according to talkSPORT.

The report claims that the Gunners are looking to sign a combative midfielder this summer and want to move quickly to try and fend off interest from United and Chelsea for the Ivory Coast international.

Tiote joined Newcastle from FC Twente in 2010 for just £3.5m but has gone on to become a key player for the Geordies and was rewarded for his good form with a new contract last year.

Despite being tied down to a long-term contract, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is hoping to lure the 26-year-old to the Emirates this summer as he looks to add a more defensive-minded midfielder to his ranks.

However, the Frenchman may face stiff competition from Chelsea, who are long-term admirers of Tiote, as well as Manchester United who are also said to be interested in the £20m-rated midfielder.

FT Verdict

Tiote is a superb player and been excellent for Newcastle during the past two seasons, so it’s no wonder some of the big-boys are circling.

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Will Newcastle sell though? Unless they receive a huge bid, i can’t see them selling such a key player. Alan Pardew seems to be building something special at St James’ Park and would be loath to lose Tiote. Plus, the player himself isn’t agitating for a move…..yet.

Would you like to see Tiote at your club? Get involved in the comments section.


  1. HErim

    July 6, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Dont do it man! Think like Coloccini, be loyal please!
    Is not always about the money! Onle love Norway

    • HErim

      July 6, 2012 at 7:29 pm


  2. kormee

    July 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    do you guys ever listen to what chiek himself says he dont want to move and loves the club the area and the fans he aint intrested in money so hard lines guys and ashley dont need the money as we aint cash strapped or middle table so no point for ambition to prove so please write something worth a read please

    • Matt

      July 6, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      Thats pretty much what RvP was saying not to long ago. Also, the way Mike Ashley’s “Plan” works is to make 1 big sell a year, and Tiote has been one of the players he has been considering letting go of, because of the impending Vernon Anita deal . This article is is explaining which clubs are interested in tiote, not what he thinks about Newcastle.

  3. lewis

    July 6, 2012 at 7:31 pm


    • Mickey

      July 6, 2012 at 7:47 pm


    • nufc4ever

      July 6, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      tiote is worth 40 mil your just an idiot tiote is the best player in the world in his position

      • wahooligan

        July 6, 2012 at 10:23 pm

        while tiote is a good player, by NO MEANS is he the best. I can think of 5 better. He’s worth no more than 15. Hell, he has a worse disc. record than Song. Tiote would jump ship for a larger club, thats for sure. ONLY JORDIES THIK HES THE BEST, BUT I WOULD MUCH RATHER M’VILA, HE OVERALL, IS TECHNICALLY MORE GIFTED AND DISCIPLINED.

        • Tyro

          July 7, 2012 at 7:36 am

          m’villa disciplined haha !
          do u even know why arsenal stopped their interest in signing him
          arsenal didn’t sign him because he was the opposite in disciplined
          punching a kid
          road rage
          not shaking hands when he was subbed
          car crash
          in prison for days

        • Porciestreet

          July 7, 2012 at 3:09 pm

          What’s a Jordie you ignorant git! Probably a Makem.

      • Gooner4life

        July 7, 2012 at 7:38 am

        Yeah ok mate. Dream on. Song is better than him

        • Porciestreet

          July 7, 2012 at 3:14 pm

          Gooners are Gonners.Keep singing your own song mate

      • Gooner4life

        July 7, 2012 at 7:39 am

        Yeah ok fella. Dream on. Song is better than him

  4. Mickey

    July 6, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    20m hahahahahahhahaa what sort of reporting is this. We are only open to silly offers, did you watch him play this season. The price starts at £30m.

    • Mick

      July 6, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      Double muppet

      • Andrew

        July 7, 2012 at 7:57 pm

        Well, we did sell liverpool a donkey for 35. And we really have no reason to sell him. So really the only reason we would is for absolutely stupid money. Add in the fact he’s on a five year contract and you have a player who’s hard to shift

  5. Toonsy

    July 6, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Are you joking Tiote is a beast in the middle of the park you must not watch much prem football 8m wouldnt buy you his left arm the guys worh 30m he battered Man United at sjp best defensive mid in the premier league thats why Chelsea Man United Arsenal Man City want him

  6. shina 'fila

    July 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    The guy Tiote is good at 10M not 20M, I know Arsenal will not spend as much as that on him despite that he is a good footballer.

  7. Esku

    July 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Pls join united

  8. welly

    July 6, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Ashley wont sell for 20 mil he would only consider it in the high 20’s

  9. Ajoge A

    July 6, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    What! 20m on tiote? Wenger wil never spend such money on a player.

  10. STEVO

    July 6, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    OK so 20mill is pricey….. did you watch him in the 3-0 defeat of man u?……took the piss…..and all season…….u pay peanuts……..

    • Essigreb

      July 7, 2012 at 9:08 am

      Never worth 20m£ – never going for 20m£. Any team would have beaten Man Utd that day. Newcastle buys Berbatov 10m£ – then I would be happy to see Cheik join United for 20 😛

  11. Alabi o,h

    July 6, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    We ar tierd of d rumour new dat is goin on d globe,let mr wenger do what he has to on tym,nd should liv story,nown we ar lose vps,who want to stay.

  12. Porciestreet

    July 6, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    never heard of a muppet called Lewis but there must be one cos he’s on here.

  13. Jumping Jesus

    July 6, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    I’m a United fan and I think Tiote is a great player. I would love us to get him for £20m. However if I was Newcastle I would not sell him for that and I can’t imagine anyone would pay more, so I don’t think he will be going anywhere at this moment in time

    • JP...from The Rock

      July 7, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      Well said. At last an honest and respectful post from a non NUFC fan.

      I agree with you. 20M is a good price on his head. I don’t see any club paying more than 20M for him and that’s great news for Newcastle as he will stay with us 🙂

  14. Sebastian

    July 6, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Tiote is a great player, for 20 m£ he’d be relatively cheap. However,I think he’ll stay with Newcastle.

  15. Jumping Jesus

    July 6, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    I’m a United fan and I think Tiote is a great player. I would love us to get him for £20m. However if I was Newcastle I would not sell him for that and I can’t imagine anyone would pay more, so I don’t think he will be going anywhere at this moment in time.

  16. Smudger

    July 6, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Think you put an extra 0 on the price there mate.

  17. Fall River Gooner

    July 6, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    And this is from talkshiite without quotes or even “reliable source” OK I believe you!

  18. WC

    July 6, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    While Tiote is a good player I don’t see him as being particularly better than Song and doesn’t bring anything Song doesn’t already. In fact Song has a better assist and goal rate so Tiote is essentially a less polished Alex Song. If we buy midfielders they have to be of top class creative quality and also need a true anchorman who will literally sit in front of the defense and win the ball for when we need to just hold onto a lead.

  19. shebz

    July 7, 2012 at 8:16 am

    What?! 20m.Infact SAF doesnt need african player coz they dont use brain they only have just energy.

    • Spaco

      July 7, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      Shebz ur a fool for calling africa.

    • kitz

      July 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      malaya wewe wat d f

    • dessie

      July 8, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      isnt and african born player the captain for nearly every game last season? your clueless pal and racist

  20. GFH

    July 7, 2012 at 8:34 am

    You sre the one not using their brain shebz , and you are at risk of sounding racist to me.

  21. True fan

    July 7, 2012 at 8:49 am

    No disrespect for tiote, nobody can take that from him, he is very good at what he ir doing in his position but if he is worth 20m then Song should go for £40m


      July 8, 2012 at 4:19 pm


  22. Max

    July 7, 2012 at 9:35 am

    That idiot shuld take back his racist comments now!!!!!! Drogba,kanu,weah etc they are all brainless right?

    • kitz

      July 7, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      yeah da idiot is jst a prostitute, how dare he???

  23. choxtoon11

    July 7, 2012 at 9:35 am

    find your own jems and leave ours alone its not our fault your scouting networks are poo


    July 7, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Machester united is a great team despite that they are not have opportunity to win premier league or champion leaguein last season but my opinion to all machester fans is to inform machester united maneger to put more interest on luca modric,ozil, RObin Van Persie and portugues midfider joao mothino.

  25. Matt Tom

    July 7, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Shebz, you seriously believe that about African players? Racist, yes, but also just an unbelievably stupid statement. Have you actually watched Didier Drogba play? Or Papiss Cisse? Seriously, **** off and don’t come back unless it’s your day to have the family brain cell.

  26. Porciestreet

    July 7, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Where do you guys get this 54!t from ? There is no race for Tiote’s signature cos he aint goin anywhere.HWTL.

  27. Raymondsmith

    July 7, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Glory glory man united pls SAF toite is d right man 4 us

    • Porciestreet

      July 7, 2012 at 6:04 pm

      Typical Manure fan, can’t even spell.

      • dessie

        July 8, 2012 at 3:58 pm

        typical georgdie, bitter about the superior united

        • MICKTHEMAG

          July 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm


  28. Joshua

    July 7, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Losing vp wil be a big bd news 4 all gunners fans bt holland playmarker wil be gud 4 us nd he wil help us 2 lf up cups 4 gunners

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