Newcastle United are ready to try and cancel Henri Saivet’s contract before the end of the season, according to a report from the Sunday Mirror (14/2; page 63).
Saivet’s time on Tyneside has not worked out for anyone. As reported by the Sunday Mirror, he was signed for £4.5 million in 2016.
He has spent much of his time on the Magpies’ books out on loan. And it would be a huge shock if he managed to add to his tally of eight appearances in all competitions for Newcastle.
The Sunday Mirror (14/2; page 63) notes that he is out of contract in the summer. However, Newcastle are apparently hoping to offload him before then.
The report claims that the Magpies want to agree to cancel his contract early. Newcastle recently agreed to terminate Achraf Lazaar’s deal, enabling the Moroccan to join Watford.
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On paper, it makes sense for all parties if Saivet’s contract can be torn up early. However, Newcastle should perhaps not be surprised if their attempts are unsuccessful.
Saivet is on £35,000-a-week, according to Spotrac. So he could be holding out for a considerable sum.
And having waited so long for his Newcastle contract to expire, he may be reluctant to accept a significantly lower fee when he is a free agent in a few months anyway.
It would be a boost if the Magpies could reach an agreement. And Saivet should be open to talks as he looks to get his career back on track elsewhere.