Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has revealed his desire to quit the club and hopes to get the chance to do so in the January transfer window, the
Tiote is quoted as telling media in his native Ivory Coast that he sees his time on Tyneside at an end and wants a fresh start elsewhere. “I want to leave,” the 28-year-old confirmed. “I’ve spent four years with Newcastle. I think I have reached a stage where it’s maybe time to look elsewhere for a new challenge.
“I will focus on upcoming games and let’s see what happens between now and December,” Tiote added.
Tiote was linked with a move away from the club over the summer and revealed there were approaches from a number of interested parties, but he wants to remain in the Premier League. “It is true there were contacts for me from Arsenal and a club in Russia,” he continued. “I’d prefer to stay in England.”
The midfielder moved to Newcastle from Twente in 2010, having started his senior career at Anderlecht, with a loan spell at Roda JC. Tiote has played more than 120 games for the Magpies, scoring once.
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