Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden determined to leave

Ruben Hill
May 10, 2019

Hayden, who joined Newcastle from Arsenal for £2.5million in 2016, wants to move down south to be closer to his fiancee, Lauren, and one-year-old daughter, Adriana.

She was born prematurely and required regular hospital check-ups in London's Portland Hospital which meant energy-sapping trips up and down the country for Hayden.

Since injury forced him into Rafa Benitez's midfield in January, Hayden has been undroppable.

Now he's looking for a fresh start nearer the capital so his life is as good off the pitch as it's recently been on it.

He said: "I think I will be going". But it doesn't matter what players say, no one can influence that but the hierarchy of the club, it's up to them to come up with a package that the manager is happy with.

"I'm pretty sure this will be my last game at home".

"It's not what is best for me or my family to be playing here next season and doing all that travelling".

The 24-year-old holding midfielder would provide valuable Premier League experience to Norwich's squad if they were able to strike a deal this summer. There is no excuses going into the summer. However, Stuart Webber could look to snap up Hayden on loan, with the view to a permanent deal if the club stay in the top-flight.

Isaac Hayden hopes to leave Newcastle United this summer - at the third time of asking.

"It's a fantastic club and you wouldn't actively try to leave a place where you get 52,000 every home game but for me, I have a daughter and fiancée I have to put first", he said. To me, they are more important than football will ever be.

As well as reflecting on what could have been his last match at St James' Park, the former English U21 player went on to comment on his reasons for leaving which remain the same as last summer.

According to the Daily Star, Manuel Pellegrini's side are keen on Newcastle's enforcer and are prepared to lead the bidding with Brighton for his signature. In football, you never know, so I can't say for definite, although it's looking like [the Liverpool defeat was] my last game here.

Hayden doesn't want to take a step backwards with his next move.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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