Adios Jose, but will Tiote stay?

Jose may be away, but Tiote will surely stay.
Two teams that always seem to be unsettling our players are Liverpool and Spurs, and today’s reports don’t do anything to change that theme.

As expected, Liverpool have apparently put an offer in to sign Jose Enrique although it was a bid of £4 million that was quickly rebuffed. However reports suggest that Newcastle will sell Enrique if the right deal comes along and are looking for £15 million for the right to sign the Spanish left-back. I severely doubt that anyone will meet that price with Enrique going into the last year of his contract.

It seems more and more likely that Enrique will be off to new pastures this summer, as he has thus far refused to even discuss a new contract. Last time Alan Pardew spoke on the subject he hinted at the player being “unmotivated”. Hardly sounds promising does it?

I think anywhere around the £8 million mark would be a good deal for the club, and one that would have been hard to envisage two years ago in all honesty such has been he improvement in Jose Enrique’s game.

Meanwhile in London, Spurs are reportedly contemplating a bid for Cheik Tiote. He isn’t number one on their list of centre-midfielders, but apparently he is on that list.

Personally, I don’t think Tottenham have any chance of signing Tiote this summer. Every player has his price, but it would take an extremely daft bid to get Newcastle to even consider selling. He is signed up for the next six years and that puts no pressure on the club to move the Ivory Coast international, as long as he is happy here of course.

Tiote is seemingly happy on Tyneside and while money talks, I doubt Spurs will come up with anything more than a whisper!

Players coming, and players going. Excitingly dreadful is the theme once again as the summer transfer window creaks open.

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66 thoughts on “Adios Jose, but will Tiote stay?

  1. Nah I think Cheik is at the point Jose was a couple of years ago, ‘undying love’ for the club and all that.

    I am going to throw an absoultely outrageous shout out there now, do you think banning Jose from twitter contributed to him wanting to leave? I’m not saying a direct link, but when he was on it all the posts he did were that he wanted to stay forever, it must be amazing to have an avenue to speak to fans that adore you and it would have been a lot harder for him to turn his back on us I THINK.

    Also it’s a great sign that Mehdi or whatever said one of the reasons he came here were Ben Arfa and Tiote, I think having Benny here alone takes us up a notch in attracting players

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  2. Also I very much doubt Barton is going anywhere.
    By the end of next season he will be 29, a couple of months of 30.
    No club are going to offer anything near to what he is currently being paid/what we offered him no matter what the agent tries.
    Also I didnt realise his birthday is 2nd September, so effectively he will be 29 for all of next year, and he wants a longer contract!

    I cant think of any viable options for him

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  3. Like you say Toonsy would have to be an astronomical bid to tempt old bollock chops to sell Tote given the 6 year deal signed. It’s pretty obvious that the bull is going but dear god pleeeeaase not the bin dippers!!! 😯 😯

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  4. Tiote won’t leave. The report in the Daily Mail ( 🙄 ) said he was Harry’s 3rd choice behind Parker and Phil Jones!!. I can see Tiote beating a path to Spuds door but only to nut Harry. Tiote has also said he doesn’t want to play/live in London.

    I think the maximum we will get for Enrique is £8 million and if he is going to leave then get rid quickly – get him off the wage bill (he’s the 2nd highest paid left back in the country after Ashley Cole apparently).

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  5. I have little faith in footballers and I would never stake 100% that Tiote definitely won’t leave-I do think its highly unlikely-about 95%, but if the right team at the right time came with the right price I’m sure he’d want to be off as quickly as Carroll. Good riddance to Jose and his lies, lets just hope we can milk lolverpool for as much as we can get, and preferably try and switch in Kelly or steal Marveux or something.

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  6. Solano i dont think he was banned just told not to give out team news before a game as other players have twitter so dont think theres a ban

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  7. I’ve been thinking about the whole Barton fiasco a lot, and after my initial rage ( 😡 ) I kind of think fair-play to the club. Barton knows how much we love him so is using his status to try and milk a better contract out of them. I have always been one of Barton’s more vociferous supporters, but a four-year contract on £60,000 a week is, to be fair, ridiculous. More than any other club would offer him. Looking at it from an optimistic viewpoint, I kind of feel that the club must be confident enough in the calibre of the signings they want to make to play hardball with our player of the season… perhaps anyway? They could just be reverting to type and being complete f*ckin TWATS (there’s that old rage coming back) or becoming more shrewd?

    Personally, the LAST thing I want to see is a take over. NOT over the transfer window, we’ve got our money, we’ve got our owner, we’ve got our manager, we’ve got our targets: lets just keep our heads down and do our business.

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  8. solano @ 2 of course they will match joeys wages next year because they wont have too pay a transfer fee

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  9. and would everyone on here really be happy paying Barton 12 million pounds over the next four years? (At least I think that’s what four years of 60k a week would get you?) Barring in mind he’ll be near 33 when it comes to an end and isn’t exactly mobile as it is? Personally I’d love him to stay as I think in the middle with Tiote he’s absolutely first class, and has a great mix of creativity and steel for the middle of the park, just on a reasonable contract! Give him 3 years? Or two with an option of a third?

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  10. devon joey sed he would take a pay cut for a longer contract so i dont see what the problem is 😕

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  11. If Jose leaves and we get M’bengue, that will be fine by me.

    As am sure you’s have all gathered by now I’m a big for of M’bengue 😀

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  12. Colin Warris has posted on twatter that Ashley is in toon to sanction CNZ deal 😯
    Personally I don’t believe him 👿

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  13. Bindipperpool FC is a team we may be competing with in the next season or two – Jose should only be sold to the untouchables or abroad UNLESS the money the closest to you is way above the players worth.

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  14. I think it has been clear in some of jose’s performances have not been up to par this season and I think he’s been unsettled quite a lot. Watching the west brom game he made a couple of mistakes and I thought he’s not had his head in the game for a while.

    I absolutely hate Liverpool, my mum and her relatives are all Everton fans and it was gospel from a young age that Liverpool were the enemy. I ended up as a newcastle fan 😆

    If we are getting someone to replace him then that’s fine but he needs to make his mind up if he wants to stay or go

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  15. cwarr07 Colin
    Now we know why Ashley is in town,1st transfer breakthrough made Charles N’Zogbia returning to #nufc

    we will soon see whether this is true or not

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  16. I don’t think any of us are privvy to Joeys negotiations,so we should all ease off 2nd guessing whats been offered,and stop slagging Barton or the club until we know the facts(if ever)

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  17. 🙄
    Yeah Yeah Year,Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. 😆
    No disrespect mate I know you are only monitoring twatter, they will be creamin on Ed’s site. 😆

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  18. Jose was quoted as saying:

    “It’s always tease, tease, tease,
    Ashley’s only happy when I’m on my knees”

    Joey Barton chimed in with:

    “If you don’t want me set me free,
    Exactly who’m I sposed to be?”

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  19. I wonder if the fans will kick up much fuss when the club dont want to renew Nolans contract or only offer him a 2yr contract for half the money he is on now

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  20. Big Dave
    Posted May 26, 2011 at 11:28 AM
    “I wonder if the fans will kick up much fuss when the club dont want to renew Nolans contract or only offer him a 2yr contract for half the money he is on now”

    And where is the evidence of that having happened? This was my gripe yesterday. An agent comes out to the press and everyone starts lambasting the club….

    I am not going to get started again, I am away oot.

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  21. Bobby-just the “want to end my career at NUFC, will discuss when we are safe, will discuss in the summer” blah blah etc

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  22. just heard off a good source that 4 indian bussines men got off a flight at newcastle airport and got into a chopper heading to st james park 😆 😆 😆 😆 we could be getting sold

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  23. shearer,
    🙄
    Don’t believe you mate, there are some sad individuals with nowt better to do than create silly rumours. 😉

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  24. They are here as we are confirming the signing of Sunil Chhetri. The 4 guys are his dad, agents and accountant.

    He is the Indian national team captain and has a goal ratio of a goal every 2 games.

    We have signed him for 2.5 million to increase our stock in Asia

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  25. Fck me it is the silly season isn’t it?

    Very rarely are transfers done this early so I assume all the runmours are just that.

    As for the thread – I actually believe Enrique and Tiote will leave. Enrique because he’s only got one year contract left and Tiote because the club will recieve a couple of offers and I think they will accept one of them.

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  26. I firmly believe that if a good enough offer is made for ANY of our players they will be sold.

    It’s a shame as we have the makings of a good exciting team and I would hate to see it being broken up.

    All seems good at NUFC, so I’m basically waiting for the next bombshell from Fatty to crap on the fans, never mind any signings. I’m very pessimistic I know, but I support NUFC and us fans are never far from being shat on no matter who the owner is.

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  27. nah I don’t reckon Tiote will leave Stu, not this summer anyway. I love the sound of him and HBA telling people to come here, it sort of connotes that they’ll both be here for the immediate future… surely otherwise they’d have said, “nah don’t bother mate, it’s an average club and I’m leaving in the summer anyway”

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  28. why the feck do people try and make stuff up , when they say from a gud source!! how bored must people be when they make up crap!! i dont belive anything until its offical on sky sports news bcos everywhere else just likes to make rumours up like shearer , he didnt even know the colour of ashleys chopper hahahaha

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  29. Devon-unless its “yeah mate come through the door, the clubs needs bodies in before it will agree to sell me anyway” 😀

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  30. i am a baggage handler and work at newcastle airport , and we were told to keep there luggage back instead of putting it on the belt ? beleave what u like lads i know what ive been told

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  31. no i dont know the colour of ashley chopper i was just asumming it was and the chopper was black Army69

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  32. Colin better be right about N’zogbia like, he has nothing to cover himself with this time like he did with the Gervinho one, said some rubbish the advisors are blocking it…

    Just have to wait and see.

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  33. I imagine we’re gonna have these constant rumours until we either

    a) sell all our players
    b) spend all our cash
    c) transfer window shuts
    d) club gets a super injunction banning all media coverage of the club

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  34. aye 4411, I reckon the club should go down the super injunction route; it’s practically fall-proof 😆

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  35. A great big thanks very much to the guys who put in my mindseye the picture of Fat Ash’s chopper.
    i wont be able to sleep tonight 😕

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  36. Moreno-Does that news regarding Chettri have any truth in it?

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  37. Stardy, TGS
    Our scouse friends appear not to be content with chasing Jose, there’s talk of a £20m bid for him and Jonas!

    Might as well just invite Dalglish or whoever it is up to take their pick!!

    On another note (Joey), the Mirror’s saying that MA’d be happy to get a million for him now, just to get him off the payroll.

    Ith him said to be on some £60k pw, this extract from the article might help us understand his thinking and the economics of it:

    ‘…… Barton may be sold for as little as £1million if a buyer comes in now, as cash-conscious Newcastle face having to pay him around £250,000 a month over the close-season.

    Quarter of a million a month for two-three months…….

    🙄

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  38. hitman
    Posted May 26, 2011 at 11:57 AM
    ashleys chopper is white,blue and red..

    Christ, I hope he’s been to the doctors about it!

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  39. Deepak,

    Nah mate, I saw someone just completely fabricate a story out of thin air and I just jumped on the bandwagon.

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  40. Shearer’s just heard off a good source that 4 indian bussines men got off a flight at newcastle airport and got into a chopper heading to st james park – we could be getting sold?

    Nah, they’re in to negoatiate a new deal for Ashley’s takeaways!

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  41. Moreno-Thought so mate, cause he was signed by QPR a while back but was denied a work permit. And to be honest,there are much better players available for that price 😉

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  42. I think I saw Ashleys chopper hovering over Scotswood. Dropping Troy off I think.

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