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Report Tiote Didn’t Fail Medical – Linked With Greek Powerhouse

10:14 am, Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 2 Comments

The Shields Gazette has an interesting report out that Cheick Tiote is likely to make a move to Greek club Olympiacos after a move to Galatasaray broke down yesterday.

But the Gazette are reporting they understand the move broke down for contractual reasons and not because Cheick failed a medical.


Cheick Tiote – now linked with Olympiacos

That’s interesting since the news that he had failed a medical was reported by multiple Turkish media outlets yesterday and in some detail too.

The 30-year-old is in the final year of his contract at Newcastle and is now said to be ready to travel to Greece for contract discussions with Olympiacos.

However, the report is that Olympiacos are also looking at 32 year-old Marseille midfielder and 52 times capped Togo International Alaixys Romao as a possible signing, so Cheick may have to wait a while yet.

Olympiacos have won the Greek Super League a total of 43 times and 10 times in the last 11 years – so they are dominant.

The Chronicle has reported Cheick had five offers on the table to sign him – so if he did not fail his medical yesterday in Istanbul then the chances he will sign for another club look very good.

Cheick has played 153 games for Newcastle with one very famous goal.

That was the equalizer in the 89th minute against Arsenal at home in February 2011, when we came back to draw 4-4 with Arsenal after being 4-0 down after just 26 minutes.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Cheick Tiote · Contracts · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toon kk // Aug 30, 2016 at 10:23 AM

    Tiote has always been a worker, he will be always be remembered for his Arsenal goal not to mention a few naughty fouls.

  • 2 cyprus // Aug 30, 2016 at 10:39 AM

    Tiote will find a home. He’s a good player, can play in any league. In Greece, I believe he’ll shine.

    On Moussa, why do you say he can forget moving in January Ed? I’m not sure I get that point. For what it’s worth, I’m a Moussa fan but I think if he wants out, let him go. He ain’t the first, or the last who wants to leave, I suspect. I want my players to love playing here.

    I won’t be commenting again on this again because we’ve all talked it to death, but, I don’t quite get the hate. It seems over the top. Because he wasn’t good enough,for a couple million purchase? Ok, accepted. We want 30+ million for him, he must’ve done something right! I don’t see us wanting any similar kind of money for anyone else… Because after the Chelsea game we expected more? That I get, but his stats showed that he run equally (actually more) than the rest. He didn’t put in enough tackles, crosses? Ok, but look at the first question.

    Go Moussa, thanks for all, and the dosh!

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