Henri Gregoire Saivet (born 26 October 1990) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Newcastle United. He is a former France youth international having starred at several youth levels. Saivet is a France youth international having starred at several youth levels. In 2007, he signed his first professional contract with Bordeaux, thus making him the youngest professional player in the history of the club. Saivet, subsequently, made his professional debut during the 2007–08 season, at the age of 17, in a league match against Lens. Saivet is known for his pace,dribbling abilities,and power. He has been compared to French and Arsenal Legend Thierry Henry.