QPR midfielder posts emotional farewell message ahead of summer Newcastle United move

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Isaac Hayden will rejoin Newcastle United this summer after a successful loan move to QPR.

After seeing a move to Standard Liege in Belgium cut-short, Isaac Hayden joined QPR in January with the intention of helping to keep a relegation-threatened R’s side in the Championship. QPR, under the guidance of Marti Cifuentes who replaced Gareth AInsworth in the dugout at Loftus Road, QPR were able to drag themselves away from relegation danger with a stunning 4-0 win over play-off chasing Leeds United enough to ensure they headed into the final day already safe from the drop.

Hayden played 17 times for QPR during his spell at the club and featured in every game following his debut back in February. Upon leaving Loftus Road, the 29-year-old penned an emotional farewell post on Instagram, writing: ‘Where to start, from joining on Feb 1st in the relegation zone, to ending the season today with a 3rd victory in a row and securing safety last weekend officially with a game to spare. It has been a pleasure to play for this club. I want to firstly thank the owners, Christian and the manager for giving me the opportunity, the set of lads I have shared a dressing room with have been amazing and top class, the back room staff who have sacrificed a lot and given so much to help us and the fans for their unwavering support of the team and myself personally since I’ve joined. It is a time I will always remember and hold onto very fondly. Who knows what the future may bring but it’s been an honour and I’m sure this club is going one way and that’s up. Forever a ranger u rrrsssss’.

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The 29-year-old will now return to Tyneside where he still has two years left on his current contract. However, Hayden hasn’t featured for the Magpies since December 2021 and is expected to leave the club, whether on a temporary or permanent basis, this summer.

Hayden joined Newcastle United from Arsenal ahead of their 2016/17 Championship winning campaign, playing 33 times during that campaign, and became a fan favourite in the north east because of his hard-working and tough tackling style of play.

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