Today's Newcastle transfer news has revealed a bitter-sweet ending for Isaac Hayden, who has been said to return to the club in recent weeks after not having the best time on loan at Standard Liege.
Newcastle transfer news: Eddie Howe terminates Isaac Hayden contract early
Well, since there was no place for him at his loaned club, he won't have much luck at his parent club Newcastle either. According to Football Insider, the club has officially decided to terminate Isaac Hayden's contract, and he is now free to enter negotiations with other clubs.
The report claims that a move to the Championship is on the cards for Hayden, with three second-tier sides lining up to sign him. If things go well for the 28-year-old between now and the end of the season, he might even return to St James Park as a Premier League player with his new club next season.
For the time being, though, a return to the Championship is certainly Hayden's level. For anyone interest, the Football Insider report has linked him with a move to either Birmingham City, Sheffield Wednesday, Plymouth Argyle or Blackburn Rovers.
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I always liked Hayden but it was a shame he never had that spark in him to push for more. Unfortunately, he will go down as another sad case of a young English player with the world on his shoulders, only with too much pressure.
It's a shame it had to end this way, but we will always have the memories of Hayden winning the Championship with Newcastle. He will leave St James Park with 151 appearances under his belt, scoring six goals as a defensive midfielder, but having the versatility to play as a defender when required.
We wish Hayden the best in his next adventure.
What do you make of today's Newcastle transfer news?