Spurs weigh up move for out-of-favour Newcastle midfielder Cheik Tiote

Cheick Tiote
Cheick Tiote

Tottenham Hotspur have enquired about the availability of Newcastle United’s Cheick Tiote, according to a report.

Tiote is no longer an automatic starter for the club he joined five years ago.

And the midfielder’s future is seemingly in the balance.

Tiote has been named as a substitute for the first four Premier League games of the season by new head coach Steve McClaren, who previously worked with the 29-year-old during their time together at FC Twente.

The Evening Standard report that Tottenham have made an enquiry about Tiote, though the club’s No 1 target is Zenit St Petersburg’s Axel Witsel.