Sky Sports are reporting on transfer deadline day morning (otherwise known as ‘Wednesday’ to Newcastle fans…) that there are now deals lined up which will see three Newcastle players move out.
Things are desperate and last night it was revealed that Rafa Benitez had spoken to Mike Ashley on Tuesday morning in order to try and persuade him to belatedly back the Newcastle Manager with signings to help in the relegation fight.
Trying to be optimistic, hopefully Sky Sports reporting this trio of players to leave could be a positive in terms of making room for new signings…
We live in hope, though there again it is the hope that kills you.
Sky Sports say that one of those definitely moving out is Henri Saivet, he has now arrived in Turkey (pictured below) ahead of a loan move to Sivasspor.
The deal is said to include an option for Sivasspor to make the deal permanent at the end of the season,
— Nabil Djellit (@Nabil_djellit) January 30, 2018
No details from Sky as to the identity of the other two Newcastle players set to move out, although there are any number of candidates.
One very likely player to head out must be Rolando Aarons, with a move to Hull potentially on the cards according to some reports.
Rafa Benitez clearly doesn’t rate him and the only Premier League game the winger has started this season was the home match with Manchester City, the United boss making a number of changes to keep first choice players back for two important relegation clashes that quickly followed.
The Newcastle Manager himself has admitted in recent days that Rolando Aarons could leave, with Murphy, Ritchie and Atsu all ahead of him, the arrival of Kenedy on loan meaning he is even further back in line.
“One that maybe now has more chance to leave is Rolando Aarons.
“I was talking with him and he was saying we were bringing in another player and maybe he could go. But we need to have the right team for him.
“We had one good option, but now we have to wait and then we are waiting for any other options.”
Less than 14 hours and counting for players to come in, as well as out…