This Newcastle Player On Loan Has No Future On Tyneside


Those experienced players who are on loan this season  from Newcastle must do well, very well if they are to have any future at Newcastle under Rafa Benitez and it seems like one of our players – central midfielder Henri Saivet – is having a tough time of it at St. Etienne in France.

Saint-Etienne Co-President Roland Romeyer has come out and said the club has been disappointed with the form of the Newcastle loanee and the club are now thinking about entering the transfer market this month to bring in some reinforcements to the squad in central midfield.

Saivet cost us £5M from Bordeaux one year ago but it became obvious very early on that he would struggle in the Premier League and he made only four appearances for Newcastle last season and Rafa Benitez never used him once when the Spanish manager joined the club last March.

Henri Saivet – when he signed in January 2016 for £5M from Bordeaux

At St. Etienne he has made 17 appearances this season with one goal and two assists and it’s unusual for a President of any club to go public with the form of a loan player.

But this is what  Co-President Roland Romeyerhas  told the Poteaux-Carres.com ASSE based web-site:

“It was thought that Saivet, who was a great player at Bordeaux, would bring us more.”

It’s therefore very unlikely that St Etienne will want to buy Saivet in the summer and we may find it difficult to get our £5M back on the player, who has been another poor buy by the old Newcastle regime.

We may have to loan him out again if Newcastle cannot sell him this summer and of course when we brought him into the club he came in on a five and a half year deal and his contract runs through the end of June, 2021.

Henri is currently with the Senegal squad in Gabon competing in the Africa Cup of Nations.

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8 comments so far

  • FollowFollow

    Jan 15, 2017 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #1

    So what was the idea of this guy?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 15, 2017 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #2

    Previous thread – more crappy made up rubbish from jib Jibberish. I had hoped he had left to join the blog on the Ladies Wrestling forum or the Ladies Rugby forum – alas twas not to be.
    He now seems to know which hotels folk are staying at – Hilton for Tubbs et al yesterday now today Neil Moxley at the Copthorne. Who cares??

    He now suggests bad blood between Rafa and Moxley – and quotes an article.

    Here’s a quote from a Moxley article a couple of months ago:-
    “Thanks to Benitez, the sun is ­breaking through the clouds again on Tyneside, giving us all a glimpse of what a fantastic asset to English ­football Newcastle United could be.”

    Seems like some vendetta Moxley is running!!
    (or more shyte from Jib).

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 15, 2017 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Thought his name was Moxey?

    Anyhoo…

    Doh Ray me far so lah tee doh tee lah so far me Ray dohhh.

    Ashley Out!

    Just practicing, you understand. Like to keep in shape.

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  • lesh

    Jan 15, 2017 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #4

    If Saviet was one of Carr’s under 26 with a sell on value recruits, then maybe he should tell Ashley about the realities of the world of football. Cheap ain’t always best – bu then again the same could be said about expensive trophy signings.

    WW…… I didn’t say that Carr was the paper’s source for the transfer article, I said that if he was…..

    Why Carr? He’s pally with Ashley and his influence over transfers has been reduced. I added two and two but may well be wrong. Mmmn, but yes, the seeds of the story might well have been sown by Bullshit Bishop at Ashley’s behest.

    What the hell, Ashley’s made his point but even I hope he’s gonna give Rafa some latitude to get the players in we need to get us up this summer.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 15, 2017 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #5

    It’s obviously all speculation but Ashley getting involved at this stage is worrying.

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  • toonbarmy

    Jan 15, 2017 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Evening all, don’t usually post but do visit the blog a lot to read news about the toon, just wanted to voice my opinion about what was written about Ashley supposedly about to force back in the original transfer strategy, I can’t see someone no matter how much we hate risking losing Benitez especially as season ticket renewal is just a few weeks away as the only thing that gets him going is £££, not even Michelle Keegan naked could stop Ashley from picking up a quod off the floor

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  • toonbarmy

    Jan 15, 2017 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #7

    Meant to say quid, autocorrect loves to mis spell things

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  • Jan Stavik

    Jan 16, 2017 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #8

    If Saivet is not rated at St. Etienne we’d better bring him home, we’re short in midfield these days.
    Not sure we have the option of recalling him, probably not as Rafa don’t seem to rate him at all.

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