Frenchman Sylvain Marveaux looked great in the second half at Goodison Park last Sunday, and it was the highlight of the game for Newcastle fans.
Sylvain Marveaux - like a new singing next season
He was also easily our Man of the Match for that game, and we’ve said before that this lad could be like a new signing for next season.
And it was a master-stroke by the Newcastle manager to let the lad play that last 45 minutes of the season, after being out since last October with his groin and hip problems.
Marveaux missed the last seven months of the previous season too, with a groin problem while he was at Rennes, so the run-out should give him great confidence he can become a top player for the Magpies next term.
Unfortunately the French midfielder’s first season in the Premier League did not go well because of those injuries, but there’s also some very good news.
Sylvain traveled to the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado to have surgery on his hip, and last November it was confirmed that he had completed his hip surgery, which was performed by Dr Marc Phillipon at the clinic.
We have to hope that’s the end of two seasons of injury nightmare for the 11 times capped French U21 International – he deserves a break.
A fully fit Marveaux next season will be great for Newcastle, and it’s good that the club were able to come to terms with the Frenchman in mid-June last year, after he could not agree terms at Liverpool.
Newcastle whisked him away from Liverpool late on Friday night, 17th June via helicopter, and had him signed up by 2:00am on the following Saturday morning – and then he got some sleep presumably.
When Newcastle want their man they go and get him – that’s for sure.