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Benitez readies Newcastle Championship cull, £4.5m flop to be axed

Newcastle fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are desperate to see the deadwood from their squad being cleared out this summer.

According to The Sun, Rafa Benitez is keen to offload Henri Saivet from his squad, despite his £4.5 m arrival just five months ago.

The Senegalese midfielder joined the Magpies from Bordeaux in January, though was unable to impose himself on first-team proceedings in the North East amid their relegation to the Championship.

It’s clear the former Liverpool and Chelsea coach does not trust the 25-year old, after he did not give him a single minute following his appointment, despite predecessor Steve McClaren affording him four appearances initially.

So, it’s now up to him and his agent to find himself a new club or else faces a season on the sidelines ahead of next season in the second tier of English football.

Newcastle fans. What have you made of Henri Saivet since his arrival last January, do you want him to be sold? Let us know your thoughts below.

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