27-year-old Henri Saivet has finally joined Bursaspor in Turkey on loan for the season, so hopefully, he will be off the clubs wage bill for another year.
Saivet has only played 6 first team games since he joined Newcastle from Bordeaux for £5M in January 2016, when Steve McClaren was still the manager.
It’s another very poor acquisition by Newcastle and Rafa has not used the central midfielder since the Spaniard arrived on Tyneside.
Henri Saivet – after scoring at West Ham last season
Saivet has three years still to run on his five and a half year contract so we will be trying to loan him out each summer to get him off the wage bill.
Maybe we can get a permanent deal for him before the summer of 2021?
The 22 times capped Senegal International spent the second half of last season on loan at Sivasspor in Turkey.
He passed his medical late last week, so this loan signing was expected.
We now have to offload Rolando Aarons and Achraf Lazaar before the end of the month.
Comments always welcome.