Newcastle midfielder signs new deal

The new six-and-a-half-year deal will keep the Ivory Coast international at St James’ Park until the summer of 2017.

“I am very happy today to have signed this new deal with Newcastle United,” Tiote told the club’s official website.

“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.”