Massadio Haidara never quite made it at Newcastle since he was signed for £2M from Nancy four years ago last January when Newcastle signed five Frenchmen in a bid to avoid relegation.
In that particular season, it worked well, and we did avoid relegation.
L’Equipe have reported that Haidara is now undergoing a medical before his transfer to St. Etienne from the Magpies.
For Sadio to be going through the medical right now, then a transfer fee must have been agreed with Newcastle and terms must be acceptable to the 24-year-old left full-back.
Massadio Haidara – having medical at St. Etienne
Haidraa has been troubled with several serious injuries since he’s been on Tyneside and he’s appeared only 52 times for the first team in that time.
And last season he made only 3 appearances for Newcastle including two starts during our promotion season.
LeEquipe are reporting the deal would be on a free transfer but that we would have a sell-on clause in case St Etienne sell him in the future for a profit.
Usually, we would ask for about 25% of that profit – but the news is that it will be a sizable 50%.
It’s important for Newcastle to sell players who no longer have a future at the club this summer and Massadio is one of those.