Former Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote tragedly died on Monday afternoon at the age of 30 after collapsing during a training session in China.
Ivory Coast international Cheick Tiote played seven seasons for Newcastle after joining from the Netherland’s side, FC Twente for £3.5 million before moving to China in February to play for second division side Beijing Enterprises this year.
The Ivorian was training with his club when he collapsed and was taken to the hospital but suddenly died while receiving medical treatment.
“It is with deep sadness that my client Cheick Tiote sadly passed away earlier today after collapsing in training with his club Beijing Enterprises”, said Pallasino.
Palladino further said that they cannot say more at the moment but they have left everything in the hands of his family and people should respect their privacy at this sorrowful time.
In his seven years at United the Ivory Coast player made over 150 appearances and 52 for his national team between 2009 and 2015.
In 2011, he scored a memorable goal as Newcastle United came back from 4-0 down to draw with Arsenal in the Premier League.