France Football are reporting that Newcastle central midfielder Henri Saivet will travel to Saint-Etienne tomorrow for a medical, before his proposed loan to the French club.
Once Henri passes his medical the season long loan deal will go ahead and the 9 times capped Senegal International will be on his way after an unhappy eight months on Tyneside.
Terms have already been agreed for the loan between the two clubs and it’s likely the deal could be announced tomorrow – all being well.
Henri Saivet in pre-season training at Newcastle
While we don’t believe there is an option to buy in Siem de Jong’s loan deal to PSV announced earlier today – there is one in Henri’s loan deal.
And it’s interesting that St. Etienne lost 3-2 to Bordeaux, Saivet’s former club, in the opening game of the season yesterday.
The Senegalese defensive midfielder joined Newcastle in January in a £5M deal, but couldn’t break into the Newcastle first team and ended up making only 4 appearances for the Magpies.
Saivet does not seem to have any future at Newcastle with Rafa Benitez in charge – and it’s best for both parties that he go out on loan and resurrect his career back in France next season.