Henri Saivet came back from a poor season-long loan at Saint Etienne in the summer, and Newcastle tried to sell him or at least send him out on loan this summer – but there were no takers.
So once September rolled around, he became part of Rafa’s Premier League squad although he has yet to play in the Premier League this season for the Magpies.
Henri played only one game for Newcastle, and that was in the 3-2 loss at home against Nottingham Forest, but he had a good game and certainly worked his socks off for the team.
And there’s news in the Chronicle that Henri is looking good training and he can possibly come into the equation while Mikel Merino is out with his back injury.
Henri Saivet – in training
Henri has made the bench a few times this season, and he may even get some playing time in preference to Mo Diame who hasn’t looked impressive when he’s played for the first team, this season.
Rafa asks only that players give 100% in training and in games and as far as that measurement goes Henri is doing his best at Newcastle.
But he still does not have a future on Tyneside as Rafa will look to bring in better players in January and in the summer.
Henri has been criticized a lot in his time at Newcastle, but at least the man is doing his best in what is a bad situation for him at Newcastle.
He’s played only 5 times for Newcastle, and he cost us £5M – so that shows our previous recruitment team got some things wrong at the club.
We’ll not even mention the previous manager.