Isaac Hayden has insisted he’s still not ‘100%’ sure that he’ll be a Newcastle United player come 5pm on transfer deadline day next week, saying ‘anything could happen’ over the next few days.
It seems likely that he does remain, with both him and Bruce suggesting that he’s found a way to stick around despite some long-term personal problems surrounding his family down south, however he’s refused to confirm whether he’ll be definitely be here this time next week.
Here’s what he’s had to say when chatting to BBC Newcastle after Saturday’s 2-1 win over St-Etienne, with him refusing to confirm he’ll definitely stay at the club this summer:
Considering Steve Bruce has been speaking positively about his future and even suggested a new deal is ‘in the pipeline’ following Saturday’s 2-1 win vs St-Etienne, the signs are that he’s here to stay for another season at least, but his comments here show that things might yet change.
Perhaps he’s wondering if a suitable Premier League club (close to his family) comes in for him or waiting to see if we sign a replacement to sanction a move away, but this isn’t an exit I’m too worried about between now and Thursday’s deadline – even if his comments here don’t leave us totally at ease.