There´s a report in the Sun today that 29 year-old Cheick Tiote could even leave Newcastle in January with MLS club New England Revolution said to be interested in getting the Ivory Coast International over to the states.
Tiote has only just regained his place as a starter at Newcastle after struggling all year with a knee injury and he is now an important player once again for Newcastle with Jack Colback currently out injured.
Cheick Tiote in action at Bournemouth
The MLS are in the playoffs at the moment and the current season is coming to an end.
But we see no way Cheick will be leaving Newcastle in January – that would be suicidal since we are short of good central midfield players at the moment.
The Sun report is that the New England Revolution are keen to sign him so if Newcastle can get a decent fee for him maybe he could leave Newcastle in the summer, when it’s almost certain we will be bringing in a top defensive midfield player.
The MLS club are located in Foxborough, Massachusetts (22 miles south-west of Boston) and it´s very cold with lots of snow up there in the winter – average is 52 inches of snow every winter.
This could potentially be a good deal for Tiote since the MLS club are trying to attract players in the Premier League who are coming to the end of their careers – and Cheick´s contract in the summer will have just one year to run.
Since joining Newcastle from FC Twente in the summer of 2010 Cheick has played 139 times with one goal for the club – that fantastic equalizing goal against Arsenal in February 2011 in the famous 4-4 draw.