Shelvey set to start as Tiote goes east

Tiote has agreed terms with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua

  • 15 Jan
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  • by Dugout FC
Shelvey set to start as Tiote goes east

Newcastle completed the signings of Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet this week and many have asked about the futures of the other Newcastle middle men.

Tiote had already fell down the pecking order before this week's new arrivals and Mike Ashley has never been one to accept a bloated wage bill, so it seemed inevitable that he was the first to be shown the door.

Tiote will complete a £8m move in the coming hours, earning him a £70,000 p/w contract and a juicy signing bonus. Newcastle fans will be buoyed by the efficiency in the transfer market as well as the money being spent (finally) by Mike Ashley. Newcastle have now spent £16.5m and have added some quality and steel to their midfield, despite some fans raising an eye at the £12m fee paid for Jonjo Shelvey.

Dugout FC managers will know that Shelvey performs well when he's love, so Newcastle fans with renewed loved for the team after a run of good results will surely be able to light the touch paper and get Shelvey firing again.

Newcastle should also be pleased by the business done for Henri Saivet who was very well thought of in France, so much so that the Bordeaux fans have been very vocal at what they consider to be a massively discounted fee. Newcastle fans should get a glimpse of one of France's bright young things this weekend with him set to be named as a sub.

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