Official sources from Newcastle United confirm they have agreed a deal to bring Cheick Tiote from FC Twente to Newcastle. Tiote, an Ivory Coast International had also been wanted by West Brom after the Midlands club put in a bid of £3 Million. The transfer fee Newcastle have agreed has yet to be released.
After passing a medical on Tyneside, Tiote agreed terms and the only item left in the transfer is for the player’s work permit to go through. The signing of Tiote gives Newcastle more options in midfield, and is the club’s fourth signing this summer.
There is yet no confirmation on the whereabouts of Hatem Ben Arfa.