Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote
Thursday Feb 09, 2017. 18:00
Cheick Tiote has signed a deal to transfer from Newcastle United to Chinese second-tier side Beijing Enterprises Group FC for an undisclosed fee.
The deal was completed on Thursday morning and sees Tiote bring to an end a six-year stay at St James Park.
The Ivorian made 139 league appearances for the Magpies after joining them in August 2010 from FC Twente.
He scored just one goal – a memorable volley against Arsenal in a 4-4 draw in February 2011.
The 30-year-old has been a peripheral figure for Rafael Benitez’s team this season, making just three appearances.