Rafa wants to offload Henri Saivet for the season and since no club has come in to buy him he will probably go out on a season loan again.
Saivet is not part of the first team squad and didn’t play one minute in the preseason and it’s now likely that he will go on loan and has been offered to clubs in Europe.
He was on loan Turkish club Sivasspor and the manager at the time is now at Bursaspor and there has been some interest in taking him on loan there.
Henri Saivet – after scoring at West Ham last season
The Bursaspor Vice-President Cern Ozturk has said this about the central midfielder on Olay TV:
“The deal for Saivet depends on us at the moment. He is available to us if we want him,”
Newcastle have until the end of August to sell players to continental clubs with the transfer window in Turkey still open until the end of this month.
So there will be a chance to sell players and loan players to continental clubs past August 9th when the English transfer window will close.
Saivet has been a very poor signing for us and we got him from Bordeaux for around £5M in January 2016, but then Steve McClaren was fired six weeks later and in came Rafa – who didn’t rate the Senegal International.
So in two and a half years, he’s made only 6 first team appearances for the club including two in the first part of last season – when he scored a great goal from a free-kick in the 3-2 win at West Ham.
Last season Rafa had to keep him at the club until January when nobody came in for him last summer – but then he went on loan to Sivasspor and did quite well.