We had thought when Sylvain Marveaux moved to Guingamp on a season long loan in the summer, that would be the last we would see of him, but given what’s happened so far this season, maybe that Sylvain could still be at Newcastle next year at this time.
Sylvain Marveaux playing against Fiorentina
Sylvain has lots of skills – much like Gabby Obertan – but for one reason or another he didn’t make it at Newcastle, and he wasn’t given too many chances either.
But the way Gabby Obertan seems to have transformed his career at Newcastle so far this season (but he also has to keep it up), maybe Sylvain will think he can give it another go on Tyneside next summer.
Guingamp are in the Europa League this season after finishing 5th last season, after they were promoted back to Ligue 1, but are currently struggling this season, and second bottom of the French league, and the club’s President Bertrand Desplat has been speaking to France Football.
“Playing the Europa League has allowed us to approach profiles of different players from previous years. They came from reputable exclusive clubs, like Sylvain or Sambou Yatabare on loan from Olympiakos.”
Jocelyn Gourvennec is the manager at the French club and he had this to say:
“We know that when operating at his level, he’s not a player for Guingamp. His future is not here, he has the qualities to evolve well above. He has used us as a springboard but it does not bother us at all. We do a little of Newcastle’s work, they are going to get a hell of a player.”
The 28 year old player joined Newcastle from Rennes as a free agent in the summer of 2011, on a five year deal so his contract runs out in the summer of 2016.
Newcastle may want to sell him next summer, before he runs down his contract at the club, but it will be interesting to see what happens next summer with Sylvain who had made 57 appearances with two goals for the Magpies.
Ben Arfa’s contract runs out next summer and he will become a free agent, and we expect Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to sign on at Roma full time in January, so those two French Internationals will not be coming back to Newcastle.
And Sylvain may be starring in France, but there’s also a big difference between the French League and the English Premier League.
What do you think?
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