Cheick Tiote has finally sealed the big money move to China he has been after for at least a couple of years, with the news coming through that he has finally signed a deal in China.
There’s nothing official coming from Newcastle United yet on the deal.
And Cheick is in the colors of his new club, but according to Keith Downie of Sky Sports it’s not to Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng.
It seems he has signed a two year deal with a second division club in China – Beijing Enterprises Group FC – and that’s a surprise.
Cheick Tiote in the colors of his new club – but it’s not Shandong Luneng
Looks like nobody reminded Cheick to smile
Reading the name on that scarf – yes – it definitely seems to be Beijing Enterprises Group FC.
Here’s what Keith Downie is putting out on his Twitter account:
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We understand Cheick Tiote has joined Chinese League One side Beijing Enterprises Group FC.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) February 7, 2017
The club was founded 13 years ago and currently plays in China League One and here is their emblem – and yes – that’s the one in the Tiote photo.
So it looks like it is a done deal.
Here’s lots of information on Cheick’s new club.
We wish the Ivorian all the very best in his future career and thank him for that fabulous equalizer against Arsenal in a game that will never be forgotten – the 4-4 draw at St. James’ Park in February, 2011.
We were 4-0 down after 26 minutes and came back to score four goals in the last 26 minutes; it was a week after Andy Carroll had been sold to Liverpool.
Here it is again – it could only happen at Newcastle!!!
If you are only going to score one goal for Newcastle – that’s the one to score.