Newcastle United flop Saivet joins French club in loan move

Henri Saivet.
Henri Saivet.

Midfielder Henri Saivet has joined French club Saint-Etienne on loan until the end of the season.

The nine-cap Senegal international joined the Magpies in January from Ligue One side Bordeaux but has made just four appearances to date and only two of those were starts.

Saivet last featured for the Magpies at the start of February, when he stepped off the substitutes' bench for the final minute of a home victory over Tony Pulis' West Bromwich Albion.

The 25-year-old will now play back in Ligue One for the remainder of the 2016/17 season.