McClaren Details Henri Saivet´s Key Qualities

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.


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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.

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11 comments so far

  • hibbitt

    Jan 12, 2016 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #1

    no number on the shirt has he been given one yet ??

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 12, 2016 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #2

    Really horrible rumours about Bendtner. I realise Berahino won’t come but he’s exactly the type of striker we need, rapid and can get in behind.

    Do we really need another slow, lumbering, hardly prolific target man and one with a massive ego with very litttle to back it up?

    In other news if we are being offered 8M for Tiote we should bite their hand off.

  • DanToon

    Jan 12, 2016 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #3

    The top and bottom of it is we can have as many good players was we want, as long as we have a second rate leader in charge we will never go anywhere. I personally feel that the players we have are good, they show that when play the big sides, they do well. It’s when we play the so called smaller clubs, we need a manager that can motivate them to play these games at the same level consistently. It baffles me that we are willing to sign all these so called top players but then have a failed championship manager leading them, I knew he’d be a flop the second we signed him, as I’m sure many others with a rough idea of football did too. That’s where the money needs spending in my eyes, get a top leader and the players will follow suit! I just don’t see McClaren inspiring anyone, similar to Roy Hodgson, there’s just nothing there. In simpler words – McClaren out!!!!!

  • toonbrother

    Jan 12, 2016 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #4

    I cant believe we are making the exact same mistakes in this transfer window as we did last summer
    The last thing we need is another attacking midfielder
    We already have
    Sissoko, Wijnaldum, DeJong , Marveaux
    What do we need another attacking midfielder for?

  • anthc

    Jan 12, 2016 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #5

    I’m pleased we’re signing players but do we really need two new cb’s?
    We need a lb, cb and striker as a priority imo. If there’s owt left then also a right winger unless saivet is going there. Anita, tiote and colback will be under pressure to perform with the extra competition now I suppose.

  • toonbrother

    Jan 12, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #6

    If Tiote goes without bringing in a better central defender we would be signing our death warrant

    Tiote is the SOLE reason our defence hasnt collapsed in recent games. Without his protection, we would be shipping 5 goals a game

  • anthc

    Jan 12, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #7

    Cb’s I meant cm’s!!
    Bloody sausage fingers

  • BandB

    Jan 12, 2016 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #8

    He seems one off the Carr production line, and evidence we are still following largely the same transfer blueprint.
    It’s still a better than each way bet in financial terms, because one golden egg pays for a few duck eggs.
    And he could be either of those, for all we know about him now.

    Shelvey would be a departure. An English player signed straight from the Premier League.
    I think he will be either a hero or a villain in this relegation fight. No in-between.

  • Jib

    Jan 12, 2016 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #9

    With Kruse Bas Dost Bendtner and Zawada and with Schurrle,Draxler and Guctavo chipping in with goals from midfield someone logically has to go.It was Bas Dost last month after the winter brak the German media favour binning Big Nik,
    8 goals in 28 games for the Mackems on loan from the Gooners when he was 5 years younger – oh dear.
    When he was charged with kicking cars mirrors in Stowell Street the arresting officer said he took 19 attempts before he hit one.

  • BandB

    Jan 12, 2016 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #10

    McClaren needs more options to pick from and extra competition for places.
    One in, one out to compensate is gambling that your buys are going to be an instant improvement on what you have.
    But we seem not to want to run any fat, except that we can’t shift.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #11

    I think that point you make BandB, speaks to a real issue the club has. Far too many players on the payroll who realistically have no part to play in the here and now, or the future for that matter. I don’t need to reel the names off, we all know them; the usual suspects.


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