Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
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Henri Gregoire Saivet was born on 26 October, 1990. He is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Newcastle United. He is a former France youth international having starred at several youth levels.
In 2007, Saivet signed his first professional contract with Bordeaux, thus making him the youngest professional player in the history of the club. He subsequently made his professional debut during the 2007–08 season, at the age of 17, in a league match against Lens. On 11 January 2016, Bordeaux manager Willy Sagnol confirmed that he gave Henri permission to leave the club. Later that day Saivet officially signed a five-and-half year contract with Newcastle United, joining for a reported fee of £5 million.
After playing just four matches starting twice in half a season with Newcastle United, Saivet joined AS Saint-Étienne on a season-long loan on 23 August 2016 without a purchase option given to Saint-Étienne. He return to Newcastle United on 23 August 2017, Henri played his first game for Newcastle since 6 February 2016 starting an EFL Cup tie against Nottingham Forest.