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This Newcastle Player’s Exit Now Seems Imminent

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.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • lesh

    Aug 22, 2018 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #1


    To correct something I posted a couple of days ago on the nostalgia trip, the landlord of the Glendale then the Globe was Bob Lamb (not Nicholson) with his wife Marian. His son-in law and wife took over the Globe licence when he retired and they looked after the Bass.

    So now you know

    Is Bass still on tap at the Tynemouth Lodge with Hughie in charge?

  • Jib

    Aug 22, 2018 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #2

    When you end up signing your third or fourth choice player because of
    the penny pinching attitude of the owner, you’re probably more likely
    to sign a dud one aren’t you.

    The nodding donkey’s will think you have a point there

    but when you check

    Rafa chased Lazaar all Summer of 2016
    and signed Matz Sels before the end of

  • Jib

    Aug 22, 2018 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #3

    Haven’t seen Hughie (the smirker) Price for a while
    but I do believe he’s still there.
    Whether he is still active in C.A.M.R.A. I don’t know

  • Jib

    Aug 22, 2018 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #4

    The last time I asked for Bass he’d replaced
    it with something from Belhaven of Dunbar.

    He was always on the phone to Marstons having a whinge

    Doubtless it will return by public demand

  • hibbit

    Aug 22, 2018 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #5

    RobLeenio from earlier

    it was free for S/T holders

  • RobLeenio

    Aug 22, 2018 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #6

    Last time I was in The Lodge, Bass was on tap and well appreciated after a slog up Tanner’s Bank. Granted, it was 6 months ago….

    I couldn’t comment on the landlord’s facial expression.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 22, 2018 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #7


    A story about the Meldon and a taxi driver.

    Around 20years ago a couple of the members of the Meldon had been drinking elsewhere and got a taxi to the Meldon. On arriving outside the club on second ave the lad in the back opened the door but pulled it closed quickly to avoid the door being hit by a taxi. The lad and the driver had a little chuckle about the near miss and the lad opened the door again and wallop the no 1 bus took the back door clean off the taxi.

    The taxi driver jumped out the taxi to confront the bus driver whilst the lad from the back of the taxi ran into the club. Once in the club he took his glasses off swapped coats and put a old man’s hat on. The taxi driver never did find him and it’s a funny tale told from time to time.

  • RobLeenio

    Aug 22, 2018 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #8

    I used to live near Burton on Trent, the smell from the Bass brewery used to waft over the town if the wind blew the right way. Marmite and hops.

  • RobLeenio

    Aug 22, 2018 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #9

    hibbit, that’s a great deal and a clear benefit of holding a season ticket which I never really considered.

  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 22, 2018 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #10

    RobLeenio, I lived just down the road from Burton on Trent in Lichfield from 93-99 or so. Can’t beat a decent pint of Pedigree – and i agree, the smell of the Marmite factory could be a little overwhelming at times.

  • Moonraker15

    Aug 22, 2018 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Who can forget the smell of hops from the Newcastle brewery at gallowgate when we were young. ( those of us old enough that is). The other memory that sticks in my mind as a kid I remember the cigarette smoke bellowing out of the east side of the old leazes stand when the ground was full.
    Ahh memories!


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