Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren today mentioned Henri Saivet is at Newcastle to have a medical prior to him hopefully signing on at Newcastle on a five year deal – but Steve would go no further than that.
Bordeaux manager Willy Sagnol also confirmed during his press conference that a deal had been agreed between the two clubs.
The news broke earlier today in L’Equipe that a deal had been agreed between the clubs and personal terms with the player had also been agreed.
Henri Saivet – undergoing medical at Newcastle
Bordeaux manager Willy Sagnol said a deal had been agreed with Newcastle for Saivet and Ligue 1 club tweeted confirmation.
— FCGirondins Bordeaux (@girondins) January 11, 2016
W. #Sagnol press conference : “NUFC and Girondins have agreed on the transfer of Saivet_Henri.”
At his press conference for the game against Manchester United at home tomorrow night Steve McClaren had this to say:
“I think everybody would say in January we need to strengthen and we’d like to strengthen. We will have to wait and see.”
“We are doing our business quietly and privately. With this one with Henri we will wait until it’s done before we comment.”
“We are at a sensitive stage where we are going through a medical and negotiating a contract.” “I’ve seen these deals fall through and everybody has egg on their face.”
“People can get left upset but all I can say is he’s in the building.” “When it’s all done and signed we will talk about his assets and what he will bring to the team.”
Let’s hope this one goes through – and quickly.