Tiote to start for Newcastle despite arrest

Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote is set to face Europa League opponents Metalist Kharkiv tonight.

Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote is set to face Europa League opponents Metalist Kharkiv tonight.

The Sun says the Ivory Coast ace was stopped by cops on Tuesday near Toon’s Benton HQ and had his flash £75,000 Chevrolet Camaro seized.

But Tiote still trained yesterday ahead of the Europa League clash with Ukraine outfit Metalist Kharkiv.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “At around 1.30pm on February 12, a car was stopped on Benton Park Road, Newcastle.

“A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of fraud in relation to driving offences.”

Police said inquiries are ongoing.

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