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Newcastle reach agreement with Bordeaux for Saivet

Newcastle have reached an agreement to sign midfielder Henri Saivet from Bordeaux.

Reports on Monday suggested Newcastle had agreed a £5million fee for the Senegal international, who can operate on the wing and in a central role.

And he is poised to become Newcastle’s first signing of the January transfer window, with head coach Steve McClaren confirming he was having a medical and discussing personal terms.

Earlier, Bordeaux coach Willy Sagnol said: “Newcastle and Bordeaux are agreed on the transfer of Henri Saivet.

“For me Saivet was the most important player for six months. He wanted to leave the club and needed a new challenge. He was there for a long time. 

“I gave my agreement to the departure of Saviet.”

Saivet has made 27 appearances for Bordeaux this season, scoring four goals. The 25-year-old has eight caps for Senegal.

Newcastle have also been linked with a £10million move for Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, who has fallen out of favour at the Liberty Stadium. However, McClaren said he “can’t discuss” that potential transfer.

Mon 11 Jan, 2016
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