As confirmed by the Chronicle, Isaac Hayden will be part of the Newcastle United squad that travel to China this weekend – with his much needed move away being put on hold once again.
This comes OVER a year on from the midfielder’s transfer request, with him confirming last summer that he needed to leave and return to his family down south for personal reasons.
In the mean time he has carried himself admirably, both on and off the pitch, but THREE transfer windows later and Mike Ashley’s incompetence and total neglect of Newcastle United has meant a move away has still not been sanctioned.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see him stay, but Hayden himself admitted a few months ago that there was a verbal agreement between himself and the club – suggesting he would be allowed to leave once a replacement arrived.
The Chronicle claim that the 24-year-old had made it ‘abundantly clear’ to Lee Charnley that he must move on for family reasons – yet they state his wish is no closer to being granted, despite interest from Watford.
As a result, he looks set to be in the Newcastle squad that take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in the first game of Premier League’s Asia Trophy next Wednesday.
The piece insists that Hayden could still leave the club following the seemingly imminent appointment of Steve Bruce.
The 58-year-old will no doubt be keen to keep him, with him working with Hayden during his loan spell at Hull a few years ago and reluctant to lose another key member of our threadbare squad, but it seems wrong to stand in his way if there is an agreement and a replacement can be lined up.