The Daily Mirror is reporting this morning that Newcastle have officially joined the race for FC Twente midfielder Cheick Tiote.
Cheick Tiote – Newcastle have placed bid for midfielder
And the news is that the Newcastle club have put in a bid for the Ivory Coast International, who usually plays in defensive midfield.
Yesterday it was reported that West Brom tabled a bid of around £3M for the player who h asplayed 8 times so far for the Ivory Coast.
The Mirror is reporting that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is now the new favorite to clinch Tiote’s signature, but why that is the case, we have no idea.
The 5’11” Tiote previously was at Belgian club Anderlecht and was sent out on loan to Dutch side Roda, before he joined FC Twente in 2008.