Massadio Haidara was signed from Nancy in January of 2013, but he has never been able to tie down a regular starting spot at Newcastle, mainly because of all the injuries he’s picked up in his three and a half years on Tyneside.
Sadio is currently out with a knee injury and he has taken no part in pre-season at the club.
Massadio Haidara – could leave Newcastle this summer
With Everton’s left-back Brendan Galloway expected to arrive next week on a season long loan deal and Ciaran Clark just signed, it could well be that Rafa has enough cover at left-back and will allow the former French U-21 Intentional to leave before September rolls around.
Sadio tried to return in April from the knee injury he picked up last November, but he broke down in training and he’s never been back since.
So it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if the player we paid Nancy £2M for finally leaves Newcastle and returns to his native France.
And that’s what the Chronicle are claiming could happen, but it could be difficult to move him out while he is still injured.
His injury record has also been very poor, with Sadio appearing only 48 times for Newcastle in the last three and a half years.
He appeared only 8 times last season, but maybe the less physical play in the French league will be more to his liking and he would have the chance to resurrect his career in France after it has stalled since he arrived at Newcastle.
Maybe the 23 year-old could go out on loan with an obligation to buy after a certain number of games are played – which is the deal Florian Thauvin is on at Marseille.
That would at least get Sadio’s wages off the books and he would have a chance to prove himself in France in the coming season.
He only has 18 months left on his contract at Newcastle and while he’s a good player when he plays, injuries have simply devastated his time at Newcastle.
What do you think?