Henri Saivet is a player with no future at Newcastle United.

Rafa Benitz preferring to take a handful of kids on the trip to Portugal, rather than including the Senegal international midfielder.

The 27 year old has started only three league games for Newcastle and is two and a half years into a ridiculously long five and a half year contract at St James Park.

There seems little chance of selling him but Wednesday morning brings news of a loan deal supposedly in the pipeline.

Henri Saivet had an average time on loan at Sivasspor in the final months of last season, only getting seven league starts as he helped them finish seventh.

Now, Turkish newspaper Olay claim that Bursaspor, who finished 13th last season, are on the verge of landing the Newcastle midfielder on a loan arrangement.

They report that talks between Newcastle and the Turkish club are ongoing and agreement is close.

Olay say that Saivet is expected to travel to Turkey this week to do is medical and complete the move.

The newspaper claim that Newcastle won’t receive any loan fee and it is a case of just saving on the player’s wages.

Not the news on transfers that Newcastle fans are waiting to hear but getting Henri Saivet out the door, even if only temporarily, is a small step in the right direction.

With Sky Sports reporting this morning that the Salomon Rondon transfer is at a standstill, it makes you wonder just who Rafa Benitez can get into Newcastle on such a limited budget and seemingly very little room for manoeuvre.



  • Hughie_Gallacher

    Saving on the player’s wages is good enough. It all adds to Ashley’s House of Fraser purchase fund.

    • Ben Jones

      Boycoutt House of Fraser

    • MadMag83

      Don’t forget, Ashley said his money is all tied up, he has no cash to spend, just the bundle of notes he walks around with oh and £50m to throw at an ailing shop.

      • HarryHype59

        That was probably this year’s TV money surplus, I wondered where it had gone!

        • MadMag83

          It’s disappeared along with the Carroll/Sissoko/Cabaye money!

  • Paul Patterson

    Newcastle United – S****s D*****s subsidiary/slush fund. 💰💰📈📈

    • HarryHype59

      100% true!

  • Mxpx

    So who is cover for cm we have diame shelvey ki sung and….. Hayden wants out colback is gone saivet going are we going to be going with Sean longstaff as this seems like a big jump for him without maybe giving him a run out as a substitute a couple of times first with relevant cover for him if the jump is too great

    • MadMag83

      Is Longstaff a central midfielder though? I thought we was more of an attacking midfielder/wide player? I haven’t seen him play.

  • robbersdog

    FFS, can’t we just give him a free transfer, shake his hand and wish him well?

  • Stephen Paylor

    If Hayden wants to leave surely it makes sense to keep Saivet? Has always looked a decent player to me.

  • SuperDesHamilton

    How’s he gonna get paid? John Bostock signed for Bursaspor in January & wasn’t paid his wages in 6 months, he’s just left to play in France again. Why we dealing with these lot

  • Alreet

    Why are we looking at rondon so closely. Has he really got anything more than gayle.

    Its scarey how low brow and pap weve become with all this bargin basement mess and freeing players up to fish for even cheaper ones.

    Don Robson would be turning in his grave with all this nonsense.

  • Lewis SG

    I thought Saivet did a good job pairing up with Diame. With Hayden wanting out, Rafa should give Saivet more chances to play.