Date: 15th August 2019 at 8:30am
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Henri Saivet has trained with Newcastle ’s first team ahead of their weekend clash with City, despite not being given a place in Bruce’s Premier League squad, according to the Chronicle. 

The Senegalese midfielder was one of four senior players to miss out on a place in the 25-man party, alongside , , and Achraf Lazaar.

That trio also joined the £35,000-a-week Saivet [Spotrac] in Bruce’s session, despite having no chance of featuring in Saturday’s meeting with .

OPINION

Saivet is a player who has never really looked as if he had a career at Newcastle ahead of him from the moment that he pen to paper on a in the north east. The 28-year-old has been farmed out all over the shop since signing for the  back in 2016, and as it stands, still has just the eight first team appearances to his name. Chances are, he won’t be adding to that total any time soon, although his spell in Turkey with Bursaspor last  would seem to suggest that there is a half decent player in there somewhere. Saivet averaged 1.7 tackles, 1.5 key passes, and was dribbled past just once per game last term, as per Whoscored. Clearly, that hasn’t been enough to convince his new boss of his worth, but at the very least, it should make him easier to move on before the end of the month.