Henri Saivet signed on for Newcastle last night and he´s the first one through the door this month and another one of Chief Scout Graham Carr´s signings.
But manager Steve McClaren seems to like the player and Henri is also versatile, so he should be able to add something to a Newcastle side who look like they will be fighting relegation down to the last game of the season, much like we did last season.
Henri Saivet – after signing on last night
McClaren will be using Saivet in the middle of the park and Steve has talked about Newcastle´s new signing today:
“Henri is someone the club have been watching for a while, and he has developed into an excellent player at Bordeaux.”
“This is someone with a very good mentality, who is a tough player and a winner. ”
“Those are key qualities you need in the Premier League and we are looking forward to seeing him pulling on the Newcastle United shirt.”
Saivet will not be involved tonight against Manchester United, but we expect him to make his debut on Saturday when we are at home to West Ham – which is another difficult game for us against another top six side.
We are also hoping that Newcastle can get Jonjo Shelvey through the door before Saturday and maybe he could even be involved.
Time is slipping away and Newcastle must show ambition and drive in this January transfer window if we are to have any chance of surviving in the Premier League come May.