It looks like Isaac Hayden still wants to leave Newcastle as soon as possible to be with his
girlfriend and baby who we believe is in south Wales.
He put in a transfer request in the summer and from our report this morning he doesn’t seem to have budged at all from that position.
Hayden has been playing well since he returned to the first team.
Surely there’s no way Rafa will let him leave this month – but the club will have to allow him to seek pastures new in the summer.
At one time he was reported to be worth around £10M – so maybe we could do an exchange deal with a Premier League club for him this summer and get a good player in exchange?
Issac Hayden – can still do a job this season for us
Hayden has been back to form, and it’s different to the poor performance he gave at Cardiff City when he managed to get himself sent off in our second game of the season.
Here’s what he has said about that:
“I have made a few mistakes.
“Some of the supporters will never forgive me for the red card in the Cardiff game. I didn’t do it on purpose.
“When I watched it back I thought Josh Murphy had been taking the Mickey in the first half of that game and I wanted to give him a good whack.
“It went too far and I got sent off. I have kept that behind me.”
But he insisted that if there is a way out of Newcastle this January, he is ready to take it.
He said: “What happened in the summer happened.
“I would not change anything in the summer, I’d still do the same things. I just do my job the best I can.
“Some fans might not appreciate me for what I have done or what happened.
“I just have to crack on and do the job I have been given. I must do my best.”
Isaac Hayden could still do a job for us in the second half of the season if he’s called on and Rafa wants to keep all the players at the club for the rest of the season.
Only goalkeeper Rob Elliot will be allowed to leave the club this month.