5 Pictures And 10 Facts On New Signing Henri Saivet

Here are some photos that have been published in the Chronicle today and some facts that have been issued on the Newcastle web-site about our new signing Henri Saivet – formerly of Bordeaux.

henri saivet 1

Henri Saivet – Newcastle’s new signing

henri saivet

henri saivet 2

Henri Saivet 3

Henri Saive 7

Newcastle have also issued this information on Henri Saivet’s career so far – on their web-site:

  1. Saivet was born in Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, on 26th October, 1990.
  2. He joined the Academy at Bordeaux at the age of 11 and quickly rose through the ranks at the French club.
  3. Saivet became the youngest professional in Bordeaux’s history when he signed his first professional deal in 2007.
  4. On the final day of the 2007/08 campaign he made his first team debut, stepping off the substitutes’ bench for the final 12 minutes of Bordeaux’s 2-2 draw at Lens.
  5. Saivet had to be patient for game time in the seasons that followed, making a handful of appearances, but enjoyed a successful loan spell at Ligue 2 side Angers in the second half of the 2010/11 season.
  6. Returning to Bordeaux, he began to make an impact on the first team squad and was a key part of their Coupe de France triumph in 2013.
  7. Saivet went on to become a key player for Bordeaux and made a total of 178 appearances in all competitions, scoring 23 goals.
  8. Originally a forward or winger, Saivet was converted into a holding central midfielder in recent years and flourished, taking on the captain’s armband at Bordeaux.
  9. Saivet represented France at under-16, under-17, under-18 and under-21 level, but switched allegiances to his homeland in 2013, and has won nine senior caps for Senegal to date.
  10. Saivet made a great start to his Newcastle career by scoring a brace in each of his first three games for his new club – all wins

Comments welcome.

Oh yes – sorry – almost forgot – I made up that last fact – it’s currently fiction – but you never know.

🙂