Both Newcastle and Southampton were beaten 1-0 yesterday in the Premier League – the Magpies losing 1-0 at Arsenal and the Saints lost 1-0 at Norwich.
Newcastle remain 18th but lost ground to Sunderland and Norwich who both won – and Bournemouth drew at Leicester.
Henri Saivet – Saints are in for the 25 year-old midfielder
That´s just one point from the last four games for Newcastle and although we played well and deserved something out of this game – we must start picking up points – wins – if we are to have any chance of surviving this season.
Southampton are 13th on 24 points and are now battling Newcastle for 25 year-old Bordeaux midfielder Henri Saivet, and it looks like they are in a good position to pip Newcastle to the player.
Saivet has already indicated to Graham Carr that he is worried about Newcastle´s precarious position in the Premier League, and our third 1-0 defeat in a row today will not have helped with that.
Saivet seems more interested in a move to the south coast with either Southampton or Bournemouth, who are also interested in signing the player.
It looks like Newcastle will only survive this season if we get three or four good players in during this January transfer window.
But unfortunately if Saints beat us to Saivet – it will not have been the first time they beaten us to a target over the least three years.
Southampton are one of the growing number of clubs in the Premier League who now have much higher ambitions than Newcastle.