Formal Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has died aged 30 after collapsing in training with his club Beijing Enterprises. The Ivory Coast star’s agent Emanuele Palladino said: “I confirm that my client Cheick Tiote sadly passed away today.”
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Tiote begun his professional career in Belgium with Anderlecht which included a loan spell with Roda JC.
After leaving Belgium, he joined FC Twente in the Netherlands making 86 appearances for the Dutch side.
He moved to the Premier League to join Newcastle in 2010 and made over 150 appearances for the Toon before leaving for China at the start of the 2016-17 campaign.