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Tiote Puts Pen To Paper

Written by Newcastle Utd

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote signs a new six-and-a-half-year contract at St. James' Park

By Anthony Marshall

 

Cheick Tiote has this morning put pen to paper on a new six-and-a-half-year contract at Newcastle United.

The 24-year-old midfielder arrived at St. James' Park in the summer from FC Twente and has been one of the Premier League's standout performers this season.

Tiote has formed a formidable partnership in the engine room with captain Kevin Nolan, and struck his maiden Magpies goal with the stunning volleyed equaliser in the memorable comeback against Arsenal.

Tiote, who is an Ivorian international, is now contracted at Newcastle until the summer of 2017, and said: "I am very happy today to have signed this new deal with Newcastle United.

"The experience of playing in the Premier League has been better than I ever hoped it could be.

"This is a great club and the fans have been brilliant - I have never known support like it."

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew added: "Cheick has been immense for us this season and is exactly the type of player I want in my squad. He is fantastic on the pitch and in the changing room and is vital for everything we want to achieve.

"Cheick offers us strength and presence in midfield and has proved himself to be one of the best in his position in the Premier League. He's adapted brilliantly to the English game and I'm delighted he's signed a new deal with us today."

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