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Newcastle May Have Trouble Unloading This Fringe Player

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.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • c-dog

    Aug 7, 2018 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #1

    In the same bracket as Joselu and xisco for the worst signings under Mike Ashley’s stewardship

    Pure garbage

  • Get up salmon

    Aug 7, 2018 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Keep him injury cover if were paying his wages any way whats the point in loaning him? Am i right that we paid him last year or was it partial?

  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 7, 2018 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #3

    There needs to be a new rule where if a player does not make a first team competitive (or loan) appearance in a season, ether they or the club can end the contract.

  • Jib

    Aug 7, 2018 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #4

    There’s only Lazaar and Saivet to move on now

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 7, 2018 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Weird with Saviet and Lazaar in the short first team opportunities that I have watched them they have looked decent ?!

    Saviet for a couple of games in midfield didn’t look out of his depth and in France looked like could be similar to Kante

    Lazaar in that one game against Hull looked really good and composed on the ball

    But Rafa must think they both aren’t robust enough or work hard enough which is fair enough


    Aug 7, 2018 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #6

    JIb, what about Aarons, has he gone?

  • lesh

    Aug 7, 2018 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Mr (I have always tried to do what’s best for NUFC) Ashley must be delighted to see that Saivet’s proving to be such a sound investment!

  • Aces-of-Eights

    Aug 7, 2018 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Need to get rid of Joselu, Aarons and Hayden as well

  • Aces-of-Eights

    Aug 7, 2018 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #9

    Was looking forward to end of season in the hope Ashley would sell Newcastle… yeah right! I believe he had no intention to sell, it was just a line of many excuses he thinks up during each transfer window. The takeover nonsense was mostly so he didn’t have to spend big in January which we all would have expected.

  • Markaccus

    Aug 7, 2018 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #10

    NUFC 360
    NUFC 360
    David Conn
    Arsenal: Usmanov spokesman says he is not investing in Everton after selling to Kroenke; also not visa problems as he has permanent UK residence. #afc #efc

  • Jib

    Aug 7, 2018 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #11

    Ashley had no intention to sell, it was just a line of many excuses he thinks up during each transfer window. The takeover nonsense was mostly so he didn’t have to spend big in January which we all would have expected.

    Not true unless two set of City lawyers – acting for each side
    were telling porkies which is never going to happen.

    There were undoubtedly meetings

    How serious Ashley was is a different matter.

    But at one stage a sale was a distinct possibility

  • Get up salmon

    Aug 7, 2018 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #12

    ” not to mention 144 million interest free loans”

    So 14 million a year then? Fu@£ off ya fat cun7

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 7, 2018 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #13

    I said the same about bonuses earlier. It would be stupid and pointless to give them another 4m for avoiding relegation. I don’t think there is much chance of it happening so this year the bonus should be to get in the top 10 and extra money for each place. To reward players massively for dropping six places would be insane. Do Manchester United have bonuses to avoid relegation?

    I agree that while not bad players, not many of our current lot have potential to improve all that much. The two young French lads could go on to be world superstars, or the next Haidara & Vuckic. It’s exciting to have a few players like that.

  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Aug 7, 2018 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #14

    I’ve set up an Ed Harrison League on the Fantasy Football site if anyone wants to join in.


    The deadline for getting your team set up and joining the league is Thursday night I believe.


    That’s the code to join if anyone is interested. I’ll post this tomorrow as well to give people a chance to see it

  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Aug 7, 2018 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #15

    LCBP – I wouldn’t mind if Saivet stays as cover for midfield and to use in cup games, but Lazaar just isn’t up to the standard needed in the Premier League. I’d rather he was off the payroll.

  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 7, 2018 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #17

    Putting two and two together and making Diane Abbott, the guy that said the other day about looking for a Charnley replacement, well maybe Usmanov knew about the Arse sale (he would have), has agreed terms with the twat and was just awaiting the Arse deal to go through? Kroenke does own US sports teams?

    As I said, just doing a Diane Abbott, I have no idea, but it does kinda fit.

  • Jib

    Aug 7, 2018 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #18

    The Toffees are getting very excited about Alisher Usmanov
    leaving Arsenal but , both he and his Iranian accountant
    Farhad Moshiri (major shareholder in Everton)
    have said , sole ownership is the only way.

    Having surrendered his 30% to Stan Kroenke , NUFC would
    appear to be tailor-made for the Uzbeki’s ambitions.
    He certainly has the dosh.

  • Pottsclock

    Aug 7, 2018 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #19

    It’s an interesting mix of owners of Premier League clubs:
    1. Those who have made their money from gambling empires
    2. Those who got rich through pornography
    3. Foreign nationals who are wealthy individuals from corrupt former communist states
    4. Arab investors who are using the clubs as advertising and have similar clubs in other world leagues
    5. Mike Ashley
    6. Others
    Not a fine choice, depending upon your morals of course


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