There are reports in Holland that Newcastle and FC Twente have reached an agreement today for the transfer of their Ivory Coast International Cheick Tioté.
Cheick Tiote – Newcastle agree deal for Ivory Coast midfielder
Of course nothing is final, especially with Newcastle, until it is reported on the Newcastle United web site, but it looks good that Newcastle will soon sign the 24 year-old defensive midfielder.
It is also being reported that the player has been withdrawn from the squad to play Heerenveen tonight , which is a game currently being played, and Tiote is not in the FC Twente side.
The Dutch papers are reporting that Tioté is the second player from Dutch Champions FC Twente to leave for the Premier League, with Ronnie Stam moving to Wigan earlier this summer.
We have to hope this move will be announced by Newcastle soon.