Newcastle boss Pardew fears losing star midfielder
“I am hoping there are no bids, otherwise we will have a problem,” Pardew told Sky Sports.
“Tiote is a very important player, very talented and someone we want to be a big part of our future.”
“When I became manager, they (Ashley and Llambias) made me aware that they wanted to get the club on a financial footing, which gives them a chance to build it.
“But we like to think, certainly I have that ambition, that in two or three years’ time, if we can sustain our status and keep getting the TV money invested wisely, that we can hold off that next bid which might be for Cheick in 18 months’ time or so.”
Tiote scored Newcastle’s equaliser in Saturday’s dramatic 4-4 draw with title-chasing Arsenal.
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