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.