According to the Northern Echo, several Championship clubs have now been offered the chance to sign Rolando Aarons, whilst Henri Saivet looks set to complete a PERMANENT exit away from Newcastle United – not a loan move as first reported.
Scott Wilson’s piece claims that the club are hoping to set up a season-long loan for Aarons, also reporting that Henri Saivet looks set to complete a permanent move to Bursaspor in the ‘next couple of days’ – however the club may not even receive a fee for the Senegalese international who cost the club over £6m just two years ago.
The report also suggests that Achraf Lazaar will move on before August 31st, stating that his representatives are pushing to secure him a move back to Italy – despite his awful loan spell with Benevento last season.
Here’s a snippet from the Norther Echo’s piece on all three:
‘NEWCASTLE UNITED are offering Rolando Aarons to clubs in the Championship as they look to complete the overhaul of their first-team squad before the end of the month.
‘Henri Saivet should complete a permanent move to Turkish club Bursaspor in the next couple of days, but Newcastle are also hoping to move on Aarons and Achraf Lazaar before the window for international moves and Football League loans closes on August 31.
‘Aarons has been touted around a number of Championship sides, with Newcastle officials hoping to set up a season-long loan for the winger, who is contracted to the Magpies until the summer of 2021.
‘Lazaar is more likely to move overseas, having spent last season on loan at Italian side Benevento. The left-back has been told he does not have a future on Tyneside, and his representatives are attempting to set up a return to Italy.
‘Saivet’s departure should be confirmed in the next couple of days, with the midfielder having travelled to Turkey yesterday to undergo a medical and finalise personal terms with Bursaspor.
‘His departure is expected to be permanent, although it is not yet clear whether Newcastle will receive a fee for the 27-year-old, who cost £5m when he signed from Bordeaux in 2016.’
With all three failing to be handed squad numbers and none of them present in the U-23 side that drew 1-1 with West Brom yesterday, it seems they will now be focusing on securing moves away before the end of the month.
They’re clearly not in Benitez’s plans and keeping them at the club could be more of a hinderance than a help as a result, so let’s hope all three earn moves away in the coming weeks.
It’s more money off the wage bill and more savings for Ashley, but it would be a good job done to move them on?