Henri Saivet becomes Newcastle's first January signing: Unconvinced fans react on Twitter

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Newcastle snapped up Henri Saivet on Monday evening.

Newcastle United confirmed on their official website on Monday that they have secured a deal for Bordeaux midfielder Henri Saivet.

The Magpies need reinforcements having lost each of their last four games 1-0, meaning they have scored just once in their last five matches.

Steve McClaren's men currently sit in the relegation zone, two points adrift of safety, and fans are desperate to see some new signings brought in.

Fortunately, they were handed a new arrival on Monday evening, as Newcastle confirmed the arrival of Bordeaux midfielder Henri Saivet.

The Senegal international, 25, started his career as a winger before being converted into a central midfielder by Will Sagnol, and he has reinvented his game ever since.

Now an energetic, tough-tackling midfielder, Saivet will add something to the Newcastle midfield after disappointing performances from Cheick Tiote and Vurnon Anita.

However, Magpies fans weren't quite so excited by Saivet's arrival, with many stating that they would rather see experienced Premier League players brought in.

Others were pleased with the deal, believing that he will be an improvement on Anita, and want Swansea's Jonjo Shelvey to follow him to St. James' Park.

Here are some of the reactions from unconvinced Newcastle fans after the signing of midfielder Saivet...

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