Blow for Benitez as deals break down for unwanted NUFC trio

Rafa Benitez has been dealt a blow in a bid to trim his squad as Massaido Haidara and Emmanuel Riviere’s moves back to France appear to ave broken down, with U-23 defender Curtis Good also failing to secure a move to Dutch side PEC Zwolle.

With outgoings on the agenda for Newcastle United, it had looked as if the three would be shipped out over the coming week, in order to free up some much needed space behind the scenes and take some much needed strain off the wage bill – with Newcastle currently having well over 30 senior players on their books.

Massaido Haidara was believed to be in advanced talks to sign for St. Etienne, however news has emerged this afternoon that the deal has broken down, with some suggestions the left-back failed his medical whilst others claim there was a ‘wage disagreement’.

Metz had then emerged as a potential escape route for Emmanuel Riviere, however it has emerged that the striker has rejected their offer to bring him back to Ligue 1 (with no goal in two seasons, beggars can’t be choosers!).

Finally Curtis Good, who has failed to impress on trial with Dutch side PEC Zwolle and will now be returning to Tyneside according to Lee Ryder. Not a huge concern, but given he’s another player whose career at Newcastle is going nowhere, it would be beneficial for all parties to get him off the books.

Here’s hoping some progress can be made on outgoings in the coming days to allow for some more much needed incomings.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

One thought on “Blow for Benitez as deals break down for unwanted NUFC trio

  1. That’s what you get when you over-pay them!
    Thanks Mr. Carr you’ve really helped Newcastle Utd.


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