Time to go: Benitez needs to axe these 2 Newcastle players this week

Cheick Tiote

It’s fair to say that Tiote doesn’t really have a future at Newcastle United, having played all of 16 minutes for the club this season, despite making 20 appearances in the Premier League last year.

There were reports that he was headed to China or possibly Turkey with a switch to Galatasaray over the summer, but no move materialised.

He has six months to run on his deal with the club, so it would make a lot of sense for Benitez to cash in on him, with Sporting Gijon supposedly interested in signing him.