Marveaux was on loan at Guingamp last season after reportedly being told to train with the reserves during pre-season.
Part of the reason this may happen is because the Ligue 1 club he was on loan at, Guingamp, can't afford the player or his wages. The Frenchman still has a year left on his contract and as a result will return to Tyneside.
In pre-season last summer, he was reportedly told to train with the reserves but his circumstances may change as it looks as though the club are about to announce the appointment of a new head coach.
Steve McClaren is seemingly favourite to take over at the club following his recent departure from Derby County, and with a new man at the helm it could be that he gets the opportunity to impress - depending on what ideas the new boss has when it comes to the way the Magpies play.
One thing that has held Marveaux back has been injuries he has sustained during his time at the club, and he needs to be available far more regularly in order to get his chance - especially if he wants to stay at the club beyond the end of next season to earn a new deal.
The 29-year-old probably had his best season in terms of playing time since he arrived at Newcastle last season, but unfortunately it was on loan at Guingamp as he made 33 appearances in all competitions.
Compare that to the 57 appearances he has made for Newcastle over three seasons - many of them have been from the bench. Less than 20 appearances per season says a lot about how he has struggled on Tyneside, but he will hope to get the kind of game time he got in France and be able to impress the new boss at the club.