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Deal Agreed – Sylvain Marveaux Moves Back To France

7 years ago

It has now been confirmed that Sylvain Marveuax has been successfully pushed out of the door by Newcastle United.

L’Equipe have confirmed that the United winger, who is contracted until June 2016 at St.James’ Park, will move to Guingamp on a year’s loan.

Whatever happens in that time it is very difficult to see him ever playing for United again, especially having been sent this pre season to train with the kids alongside Hatem Ben Arfa.

Guingamp are situated in north-west France and avoided relegation from Ligue 1 by only two points last season.

In three years, Sylvain Marveaux has only started thirteen Premier League matches for Newcastle, thirty eight in total if you include coming off the bench. In domestic and Europa League cup action he has appeared another nineteen times, with only two goals to show in total from 57 matches in all competitions.

The bare facts make dismal reading for a player recruited from Rennes in 2011.

Those who regret his departure will point to Marveaux never been given a run in the team by Alan Pardew, with accusations that he is yet another player the Newcastle manager has totally mismanaged.

Just Before 4pm, Newcastle United then released the following official statement;

Newcastle United midfielder Sylvain Marveaux has joined French Ligue 1 side Guingamp on a season-long loan.

Signed from Rennes in July 2011, Sylvain made his debut for United in the League Cup tie at Scunthorpe in August 2011 and has since gone on to make 57 appearances for the Magpies, scoring twice.

Last season the 28-year-old started four games for United, coming off the bench a further seven times.

Guingamp finished 16th in Ligue 1 last term, their first season back in the top level of French football.


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