Newcastle United midfielder Gael Bigirimana has moved to Coventry City on an initial emergency loan deal until January.

Bigirimana originally joined Newcastle in 2012 from Coventry but has faded totally from the first team scene, despite being an instant hit when arriving at St James Park.

A mystery condition prevented the player from turning out for Rangers when on loan last season.

Whilst this season has seen Gael Bigirimana once again confined to the reserve team.

A busy 24 hours though has culminated with the player moving for first team regular football alongside Adam Armstrong at the Ricoh Arena.

Sunday saw Bigirimana play for Burundi against Chancel Mbemba’s DR Congo in a World Cup qualifier, with DR Congo running out 5-4 winners on aggregate, despite Gael Bigirimana laying on the first Burundi goal (see video footgae HERE) from his corner kick.

Newcastle United Official Statement


Newcastle United midfielder Gaël Bigirimana has joined League One side Coventry City on an emergency loan deal until the New Year.

The 22 year-old originally moved to the Magpies from the Sky Blues in July 2012 and he returns to the Ricoh Arena on a temporary basis until 3rd January 2016.

Bigirimana, who has made 13 Premier League appearances for Newcastle United, has been a regular for the club’s Under-21 side and made his senior international debut for Burundi in a 2-2 draw away to DR Congo on Sunday.

 He joins fellow Newcastle United player Adam Armstrong on loan at Coventry.