Henri Saivet has completed his medical and should be moving to Turkish side Bursaspor on loan for the season – imminently.
The 27-year-old Senegal international passed the medical and so we are expecting the announcement unless there’s some hitch in the move which has taken some time to negotiate between the two clubs.
Saivet has not been a success at Newcastle after joining the club in January 2016 from Bordeaux for around £5M, when Steve McClaren was still the manager.
Henri Saivet – very close to joining Turkish side Bursaspor on loan
Saivet has played only six first-team games for Newcastle with one goal and has been on loan at Saint-Etienne for the season before last, and this year he was on loan for half a season at Sivasspor in Turkey.
Henri signed a five and a half year contract at Newcastle, so it doesn’t run out until June 2021.
If we cannot sell him, Newcastle will need to loan him out for the next three seasons to at least get his wages off the wage bill.
That’s a problem you get when a club signs the wrong player on a long-term deal.
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