Cheick Tiote has been wanting to leave Newcastle for a few years now and it seems he is very close to leaving the club.
The Mail are reporting he is close to a move to Greek giants Olympiacos, but there is some late interest from Premier League club Burnley.
Cheick Tiote after scoring fantastic goal against Arsenal
Cheick has been wanting out of Newcastle for some time and it would be good for the 52 times capped Ivory Coast International to revitalize his career away from Tyneside.
Hull City, who have yet to sign players this summer, are also reportedly keen on the powerful Newcastle United midfielder.
Cheick almost left for China in January, but he couldn’t agree personal terms with Super League club Shanghai Shenhua.
Olympiacos won the Greek Super League last season with a massive 85 points – losing only one and drawing one of the 30 games.
They were a massive 30 points better off than second placed Panathinaikos and will be in the Champions League again this season.
Cheick was signed six years ago for a low £3.5M from FC Twente and he has played 153 games for Newcastle with one notable goal.
That was the fantastic equalizer in the 89th minute that gave Newcastle a 4-4 draw with Arsenal in February, 2011.
That was after we were 4-0 down after 26 minutes in the game and scored four goals in the final 26 minutes in the greatest comeback ever seen in the Premier League.
The fee is said to be a low £2M.
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