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┬áthe 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.