Cheick Tiote: European football will convince stars to stay

Tiote: Newcastle will keep stars
© PA Photos
Cheick Tiote believes that Newcastle United's place in Europa next season will "convince" the club's top stars to stay in the North East.

Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote is confident that the Magpies can keep hold of their best assets due to the club's position in Europe next season.

The North East side could secure a spot in the Champions League as they currently sit in fourth place of the Premier League table, three points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur.

While reports have suggested that the likes of Demba Ba and goalkeeper Tim Krul could be on their way out of the Sports Direct Arena, Tiote believes that there is enough to play for at Newcastle.

"For a long time the fans have not had European football but now, next season we will be in European competition," Tiote told the Northern Echo. "It is great. It is very important for this football club.

"It will definitely convince players to stay. It is important. If the team is playing in Europe, it is better for us to keep our best players.

"It will be difficult to keep our very best players if we are not playing in Europe so to achieve this is good."

The 25-year-old declared his commitment to the Magpies last week.

Papiss Demba Cisse
Read Next:
Cisse urges Ba, Tiote to stay
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs24136547222545
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2455141535-2020
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account