Reports in the local press today that Sylvain Marveaux is back on Tyneside and continuing his rehabilitation at the Benton Training grounds.
Sylvain Marveaux – rehabilitation now at Newcastle
The French winger last played in the tough 2-1 win over Everton when he left the field after 54 minutes with a groin problem.
The former Rennes player was over here in Vail, Colorado in the US, and had successful surgery under Dr Marc Phillipon at the famous Steadman Clinic.
It’s good to know the Newcastle players are getting the very best treatment available anywhere in the world.
Marveaux is back in Newcastle now, and plans to do the rest of his rehabilitation on Tyneside, and he could return to the first team picture in about a couple of months.
Sylvain is a good player, although he didn’t really get much playing time in the first team, and he was still getting to grips with the pace and physical nature of the game in England, when he was injured.
The former French U21 International (11 caps, 4 goals) made 9 appearances for Newcastle and had 3 assists, and one of them was against Wigan Athletic.
That’s when he beautifully brought down a cross from Ryan Taylor, and laid the ball across to Yohan Cabaye, all in one movement, and Yohan smashed the ball into the back of the net past Tim Howard to get a 1-0 win and all 3 points. That was back on 22nd October.
Sylvain was dramatically signed by Newcastle one early Saturday morning, 18th June last year, when he was famously brought to Newcastle late Friday night, after he had presumably failed a fitness test at Liverpool.
And in the wee hours of Saturday morning, Newcastle signed him on the spot, and that was just one day after Newcastle had signed Demba Ba on a free transfer from West Ham.
And the Senegal striker is now one of the best strikers in the Premier League, and he has 15 PL goals to his name so far this season.
And we see that Harry Redknapp is getting creamed today by former Newcastle captain Bobby Moncur, for revealing that Demba Ba has a release clause in his Newcatsle contract.
But to be fair to Harry, it was actually a reporter who first brought that up in his press conference yesterday, and of course we don’t even know if that’s true or not, with Newcastle being mum on the subject.
But if Newcastle can fix it and get rid of the clause (if one exists) and offer Ba a new extended and improved deal , they should do that, and keep it under the radar too. 😀
As far as Marveaux is concerned, it will be very good to get him back, say in early March, so he can continue his readjustment to the English Premier League.