The Newcastle United fans are gathered around the jukebox in The Transfer Tavern this evening are discussing reports a midfielder could be on his way out of the club this summer.
According to the Daily Mail, both Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion are interested in bringing Cheick Tiote to their respective clubs this summer.
The tough tackling Ivorian is one of many expected to leave St. James Park this summer following the club’s relegation to the Championship.
The 29-year old is believed to have come close to making a move to China in February after receiving three offers but opted to remain on Tyneside.
Eagles boss Alan Pardew will know the Ivory Coast international well having brought him to the Premier League from FC Twente in 2010, while West Brom could be looking to replace Sporting Lisbon target Sandro in the heart of their engine room this summer.
The Newcastle fans in The Tavern are not surprised by the news that Tiote is on his way out of the club this summer.
Should Tiote be kept on at Newcastle? Would he destroy the Championship?
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