Newcastle United midfielder receives fresh offer to leave in potential deadline day hijack

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The Newcastle United midfielder could be involved in another late transfer twist.

Newcastle United have reportedly received a new offer for Isaac Hayden - just as the midfielder looked set to join Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.

It’s rumoured the 28-year-old was in South Yorkshire last night to finalise a season-long loan move to Hillsborough but according to the Daily Telegraph, Hayden could head elsewhere. As per Mike McGrath, Belgian outfit Standard Liege have ‘made late bid.

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Hayden has already been involved in some major transfer drama this week after his proposed temporary switch to the Magpies’ Premier League counterparts Luton Town fell through.

Hatters boss Rob Edwards said: We couldn’t quite agree a deal unfortunately. He’s someone we had a look at, clearly, there was interest. He’s a good player but unfortunately we couldn’t quite agree a deal. We can have a look and see what else we can do in the next couple of days.”

The former Arsenal midfielder is surplus to requirements at St James’ Park having been frozen out of Eddie Howe’s first-team plans since the beginning of last season, which he spent on loan at Norwich City.

The Canaries had an obligation to buy Hayden if they achieved promotion back to the Premier League but fell considerably short by not even making the Championship play-offs.

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Hayden was signed by Rafa Benitez in 2016 and in his first season helped Newcastle win the Championship title. In total, Hayden has made 171 appearances for the club, though last featured in December 2021 after being left out of the 25-man squad for the second half of the 2021-22 campaign.

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