Newcastle offload £5m flop '“ for now

Henri Saivet has joined Bursaspor on a season-long loan.

Saturday, 25th August 2018, 9:47 am
Updated Saturday, 25th August 2018, 9:55 am
Henri Saivet.

The Newcastle United, signed from Bordeaux for £5million in January 2016, was not in Rafa Benitez's plans for this season.

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And Saivet – who spent the second half of last season on loan at Sivasspor – had travelled to Turkey earlier this month for talks and a medical.

The deal was today confirmed by the two clubs.

Saivet, however, will be back next summer, as the 27-year-old is under contract at United until 2021.