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.
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||£4.5M||KAA Gent|
|Dwight Gayle||£10M||Crystal Palace|
|Jesus Gamez||£1.5M||Atletico Madrid|
|Ciaran Clark||£5M||Aston Villa|
|Mohamed Diame||£4.5M||Hull City|
|Daryl Murphy||£3M||Ipswich Town|
|Christian Atsu||Loan - season||Chelsea|
|Transfer Fees In||£54.5M|
|Gabby Obertan||Released||Anzhi Makhachkala|
|Steven Taylor||Released||Portland Timbers|
|Fabricio Coloccini||Released||San Lorenzo|
|Andros Townsend||£13M||Crystal Palace|
|Papiss Cisse||£2.5M||Shandong Luneng|
|Florian Thauvin||Loan - season||Marseille|
|Siem de Jong||Loan - season||PSV|
|Kevin Mbabu||Loan - season||BSC Young Boys|
|Henri Saivet||Loan - season||St. Etienne|
|Tim Krul||Loan - season||Ajax|
|Gael Bigirimana||Free||Coventry City|
|Adam Armstrong||Loan - January||Barnsley|
|Emmanuel Riviere||Loan - season||CA Osasuna|
|Jamie Sterry||Loan - January||Coventry City|
|Haris Vuckic||Loan - January||Bradford City|
|Sammy Ameobi||Loan - January||Bolton Wanderers|
|Moussa Sissoko||£30M||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Transfer Fees Out||£85.5M|