It looks like Cheick Tiote may finally leave Newcastle before his contract runs out at the end of June with the Chinese transfer market still open.
The news yesterday was that Cheick was taking a medical in China although the last time we heard he was taking a medical in late August, he was then reported to have failed it at Galatasaray in Turkey.
But it seems the 30 year-old will finally get his dream move to Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng and assuming he passes his medical the deal should be completed by tomorrow.
Cheick Tiote – leaving soon?
Apparently the terms have already been agreed, so it looks like this time it should go through, but we’ve said that before.
Cheick joined us from FC Twente back in August of 2010 and he’s played for us 156 times with that one stupendous equalizing goal in the 4-4 come-from-behind draw against Arsenal in February of 2011, shortly after he joined us.
Let’s hope for everybody’s sake, including Cheick’s, that this deal goes through this time.