Newspaper Olay report Turkish club Bursaspor are near to completing a loan deal to get Henri Saivet for the season.
There have been talks between both clubs, and they are close to a deal to take Newcastle’s 22 times capped Senegal International to Turkey.
The news is that Saivet is keen to join Bursaspor and that Newcastle will loan him to the club for free – we assume that means for no fee but that the Turkish club will pay his wages.
If there are no hitches, then Saivet will likely join the club this week for the season loan.
27-year-old Senegal International Henri Saivet
Saivet played well for Sivasspor on loan for the second half of the season under their coach Samet Aybaba, and he played 12 games in total.
Aybaba is now the Bursaspor coach and is keen to secure the Newcastle player on loan again for next season.
Saivet has been told there are just one or two things to be sorted out between the clubs and that a loan agreement is close to being agreed.
Henri was signed by former manager Steve McClaren and it never really worked out for him at Newcastle and when Rafa Benitez came in Saivet did not get much playing time at all.
But when he arrived, he signed a five and a half year deal, so his contract lasts until 2021.
Newcastle will need to get his wages paid each season or sell the Senegal International.
He has played only 8 times for Newcastle with one great goal he scored direct from a free kick last season in our 3-2 win at West Ham.