Midfielder Shipped Out On Loan – 12th To Leave This Summer

It was on the St. Etienne web-site earlier today that Henri Saivet has gone on loan to the French club for the season – and now it’s been posted on the Newcastle web-site.

It’s not clear whether there’s an option to buy in the contract, but it doesn’t seem that Rafa rates the Senegal International too highly, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens at the end of the season.

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Henri Saivet – off to St. Etienne

This is what Newcastle put on their web-site today:

Newcastle United midfielder Henri Saivet has joined French club Saint-Etienne on loan until the end of the season.

The nine-cap Senegal international joined the Magpies in January from Bordeaux but has made just four appearances to date and only two of those starts.

Saivet last featured for United at the start of February, when he stepped off the substitutes’ bench for the final minute of a home victory over West Bromwich Albion.

The 25-year-old will now play back in Ligue One for the remainder of the 2016/17 campaign.

We wish Henri all the best in France – it’s been a harrowing time for him at Newcastle over the last eight months, but to his credit he’s acted very professionally.

And news today that Daryl Janmaat has passed his medical at Watford, but if the fee is just £7.5M we could have got more than that for the Dutch International.

We thought Daryl would go to  Tottenham, because Watford is a smaller club, but it looks like that’s where he’s headed.

Vicarage Road has a capacity of just under 22,000.

It seems that over the weekend it was decided that Daryl would move out and Rafa and Lee Charnley then started to work on bringing Tottenham’s 23 year-old American right back DeAndre  Yedlin to the club.

Yedlin is undergoing his medical today at Newcastle.

Here’s the 12 senior players we have shipped out and the eight we have brought into the club – up until now.

Matz Sels£4.5MKAA Gent
Dwight Gayle£10MCrystal Palace
Matt Ritchie£10MBournemouth
Jesus Gamez£1.5MAtletico Madrid
Isaac Hayden£2.5MArsenal
Grant Hanley£5.5MBlackburn
Ciaran Clark£5MAston Villa
Mohamed Diame£4.5MHull City
DeAndre Yedlin£5MTottenham
Daryl Murphy£3MIpswich Town
Achraf Lazaar£3MPalermo
Christian AtsuLoan - seasonChelsea
Transfer Fees In£54.5M
Gabby ObertanReleasedAnzhi Makhachkala
Sylvain MarveauxReleasedLorient
Steven TaylorReleasedPortland Timbers
Fabricio ColocciniReleasedSan Lorenzo
Andros Townsend£13MCrystal Palace
Remy Cabella£7.5MMarseille
Papiss Cisse£2.5MShandong Luneng
Gini Wijnaldum£25MLiverpool
Florian ThauvinLoan - seasonMarseille
Siem de JongLoan - seasonPSV
Kevin MbabuLoan - seasonBSC Young Boys
Henri SaivetLoan - seasonSt. Etienne
Daryl Janmaat£7.5MWatford
Tim KrulLoan - JanuaryAjax
Tim KrulLoan from JanuaryAZ Alkmaar
Gael BigirimanaFreeCoventry City
Adam ArmstrongLoan - seasonBarnsley
Emmanuel RiviereLoan - seasonCA Osasuna
Jamie SterryLoan - JanuaryCoventry City
Haris VuckicLoan - JanuaryBradford City
Sammy AmeobiLoan - JanuaryBolton Wanderers
Moussa Sissoko£30MTottenham Hotspur
Transfer Fees Out£85.5M
Net Spend-£31M