According to The Chronicle, Isaac Hayden has confirmed that he intends to leave Newcastle in the summer due to ongoing family issues, and Magpies fans have been quick to react to local journalist Lee Ryder’s Twitter post on the subject.
The midfielder has forced his way into the side this season and played a key role in the Toon’s push towards safety from a central midfield position.
The 24-year-old has made 23 appearances and Rafa Benitez clearly now sees him as a key part of the starting XI. As per The Chronicle, the former Arsenal player expressed his desire to leave last summer, but due to the club failing to find a replacement he ended up staying.
He was then sent off in his first appearance away at Cardiff City, leading to strong criticism from Newcastle fans with some suggestions that he did not care about the club.
Injuries, however forced Benitez to bring him back into the first team and he has since put in some excellent performances leading to many of the St James’ Park faithful now thinking totally different of the former England Under-21 international.
He’s needed to go since last summer, always gives 100% and family always comes first. Let him go
— Matt Shailer (@toonarmy123) April 7, 2019
Hopefully he gets his wish, he deserves it. So many players down tools, go on strike, awol etc to force a move whereas he’s been professional throughout.
— MichaelC180 (@MichaelNUFC180) April 7, 2019
Can’t blame the lad. At least he wants to move for reasons other than money.
— DrunkyMunky (@munky_drunky) April 7, 2019
I’m gutted because he could easily end up a England full international he has improved loads since he first arrived you have to let him leave but we must get a fair price for him
— Davey G (@daveyontheg) April 7, 2019
Hayden’s put in a great shift this season when we needed him to step up. He’s still a player we should be looking to upgrade moving forwards. Bless and release
— Philip Burn (@Philip_Burn) April 7, 2019
Considering his situation his attitude has been exemplary and always given 100% so I wouldn’t begrudge him leaving for family reasons.
— Stuart Harvey (@Potoglue) April 7, 2019
He deserves a good applause in last home game if that’s the case
— Daniel Rutherford (@chanchinease123) April 7, 2019
Just go nobody’s stopping him.
What’s the big deal.
— Paul Woods. (@WooPaul) April 7, 2019