Henri Saivet has passed his medical with Bursaspor, according to Turkish media on Monday morning.
Olay report that the Newcastle midfielder is expected to train with his new teammates tonight, once everything is officially signed off.
No indication as to whether the year long loan deal includes any buyout clause for a player Newcastle paid £5m for back in January 2016.
However, Olay report that for the initial year’s loan, Bursaspor are paying NUFC 900,000 euros, which is approximately £800,000.
Henri Saivet speaking on Wednesday to beIN Sport:
“I am very happy that I came to Bursaspor, and it was very important for me to be transferred here for my career.
“I will be training with the team after the health check tomorrow.
“Hopefully everything will be fine.”
The Mag – 15 August 2018:
Henri Saivet has now at last arrived in Turkey.
Premature reports in the Turkish media on Monday had claimed he was already there and due to take a medical ahead of a move to Bursaspor.
However, Wednesday afternoon has seen confirmation that the Newcastle midfielder has arrived, pictured arriving at the airport (see below).
Turkish Football report that a medical is set to take place and with a deal in principle claimed to be already agreed between club and player, the move should be announced in the next 24 hours.
— Turkish Football (@Turkish_Futbol1) August 15, 2018
As to whether it is a straight buy, or loan to buy, remains to be seen.