It seems the reason Isaac Hayden wants to leave Newcastle is that he’s homesick and wants to move south – he was born in Chelmsford in Essex.
It’s really a pity that he’s the second young central midfielder that wants to leave the club this summer.
Mikel Merino earlier this week left Newcastle for a £10M move back home to play for Real Sociedad – which is 50 miles from where he was born.
And it’s not good these young players seem not to be able to settle in Newcastle,
But it’s always been that way and we only want players who want to stay on Tyneside and play for Newcastle.
But Isaac seems a special case because he’s a smashing lad who seemed to love playing for Rafa and for the fans over the last two seasons.
And he did a lot of work for the Newcastle United Foundation and the food bank.
It’s for personal reasons and it would be good if fans can respect that.
Isaac helped us get promoted back to the Premier League and last season he played 29 times with one goal.
Issac Hayden – homesick
In his two seasons on Tyneside, he played 67 times with 3 goals and 4 assists.
He is a very good technical player and did well for Newcastle when we needed it.
We only wish him the best for his future.
Here are some tweets sent out following the news:
Does Hayden leaving mean you keep Saivet? #NUFC
— Conor Bennett (@CBennett_12) July 14, 2018
Isaac Hayden is a quality guy, loved reading about him helping with the food bank. Wish him well but this transfer request makes #NUFC’s summer even more difficult.
— Daryn (@DeeCeeGee89) July 14, 2018
It’s going to be a busy few weeks! Shame about Hayden’s TR if this is true. I see us doing the following now:
Out (Perm) – Sels, Lazaar, Mbemba, Hayden, Colback, Saivet, Aarons, Ritchie, Mitro
Out (Loan) – Woodman, Sterry, Armstrong, Toney
In – FB, CB, CM, Townsend, ST#NUFC
— Chris Irving (@cirving18) July 14, 2018
Hayden was a ok player did his bit and never got a start. So not bothered #nufc
— I am Stampy (@stampdog) July 14, 2018
I really don’t get our “fans”,Hayden puts in a transfer request for family reasons,The Mirror call him a mainstay and the “fans” come out in force slating him!
I always thought he grafted,not the most technical player I’ve ever seen but the abuse that is about is a joke! #nufc
— Martin Page (@MartinKPage) July 14, 2018
Frustrating for #NUFC this. Another player to try and sell and another to try to recruit. Adds to the ever growing list of issues to resolve in less than four weeks. Like Hayden but why couldn’t this have been discussed earlier in the window.
— Tom Stevens (@tomstevensnufc) July 14, 2018
Not too fussed about Hayden wanting to leave to be honest. Half decent player. But we could and should be looking for better than him anyways. If it is genuinely for family reasons then I wish him well #nufc
— chris (@lownds9) July 14, 2018
If Hayden goes, the question should be – do #NUFC have any young players capable of replacing him? We have added experience with the Ki signing, who I think is a very good replacement for Merino, but it would be a shame to see two young players be replaced with two older ones.
— Jake Swinburn (@SwinburnJake) July 14, 2018
But Colback has no future with Rafa at Newcastle.
If Hayden and Merino leave, then Longstaff and Colback can replace them and bring more to the team. Both actually want to play for #NUFC as much as they can. With Ki Diamé and Shelvey the midfield is pretty decent.
— Leuz Salline (@Asallsince1993) July 14, 2018
I’m not too bothered if Hayden leaves but its another squad place that will need filling. Good job Charnley etc are quick, capable and willing… #nufc
— Dean Johnson (@DeanJohnson32) July 14, 2018
Disappointing to read about Hayden wanting to move from #nufc and how much is really down to family reasons. Possible Shades of Merino where he feels he can’t fight to break the Shelvey Diame partnership.
— bobby martins (@BobbyGoa) July 14, 2018