Report – Newcastle Bid For Winger Who’s Compared To Hazard And Neymar


Newcastle reportedly put in an offer over the summer for 21-year-old Nice winger Allan Saint-Maximin.

The report is in Nice-Matin today.

The French U21 winger only moved to Nice from Monaco in the summer of last year, and he played 36 times for Nice with 4 goals last season.

He started his career at Saint-Etienne back in 2013 and came through their Youth Academy and spent time on loan at both Hannover 96 and Bastia to get some first team playing experience.

He played 54 timers out on loan and made 17 appearances for Saint-Etienne before moving to Monaco in 2015, and has been compared to Eden Hazard and Neymar for his dribbling ability.

21-year-old Nice winger Allan Saint-Maximin – has huge potential

Newcastle and Sevilla are reported to have made an offer for the player in the summer; Saint-Maximin has played for all the French youth sides through U21.

The offer was not accepted, but Saint-Maximin could be a Newcastle target in January or next summer.

This season he has scored two goals in five games for Nice and has made a good start to the season.

He is right-footed and usually plays on the right wing, but he can also play on the left or as an attacking midfielder.

He has a contract at Nice that runs through June of 2020.

The young winger has often been compared to both Eden Hazard and Neymar (one such article is in GOAL) for his ability on the ball, but he’s not the finished article yet by a long way.

But who better than Rafa Benitez at Newcastle to bring out that skill?

The youngster has loads of natural ability, and he is an excellent dribbler of the ball.

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104 comments so far

  • Optimistic Panda

    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #1

    I can’t see any legs in these current takeover rumours.

    Buyers have had all summer if they were interested. If Rafa was in the loop I doubt hed be saying some of the things in the press he has.

    More likely smoke and mirrors to throw water on the protests, funny something like this comes up every time the natives get restless.

    Until it’s official it’s just another myth

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #2

    If Stavely is a front for someone else, would they use her again after Ashleys reaction in the press.

    Would she want to be involved, she’s already seen how difficult he makes things.

    I can’t see anyone letting the cat out of the bag before the ink is dry, Ashley would want it done quickly and privately not dragged out and all over the media.

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  • toon22

    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #3

    If we were getting sold we wouldnt hear a thing
    The whole story is MAs usual Autum lie
    That Maximim kid looks good but why would he join a car crash of a club we’ve become

    Hope HRMC put MA in jail

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #4

    Excluding the despair of some and the hope of others would it be possible for the one or two on here who have indicated there might be some mileage in these tales about a buy out – Parry etc.

    Could said wishful believers reveal how many times they have seen the Virgin Mary visit us mortals and performed a miracle.

    2
  • toon22

    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #5

    It’s never MAs fault

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  • shearerclass09

    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #6

    Don’t forget Cashley had over priced the club in the summer, If it is true that he has dropped the price to a more reasonable amount you never know, can’t see it myself though, The advertising he gets from the ground is worth millions

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  • DutchontheToon

    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #7

    optimistic Panda. If that’s the case why not leave it alone and let them deal with it. We will all find out in due course. It’s was publicity that screwed the last deal so leave it.

    1
  • Optimistic Panda

    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #8

    Dutch

    Publicity that screwed the deal, give your head a wobble!

    Ashley killed any deal as he had no intention of selling!

    Leave it alone? Im not brokering the deal!

    There’s plenty others talking as I am, qhy dont you ask them to leave it alone?

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  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #9

    I know what an NDA means Rob, my company uses them all the time when purchasing other companies under our corporate umbrella, my link was for Lesh trying to tell me its something else.
    Here’s the biggest question, why do people think they are always the smartest on this blog.

    Sometimes I don’t post for days as I know as soon as I do dipshits try and pull apart everything people write about.

    This blog used to be about talking about Newcastle United for years it was awesome but lately, it feels like people feel it necessary to just try and talk shite about anything people write.
    Its like they are waiting in the wings hoping someone they have a beef with or not writes something just too be the biggest badest person on the blog, yes before you say it I know a blog is for discussion about what people say, but it seems only a few actually discuss things to do with the headline of the blog. I love banter but it’s not bantering anymore, I do hope the blog gets back to how it used to be, hopefully, a win this weekend will make people feel better, but a loss and god forbid next week’s discussions.

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  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #10

    Ref previous post, as much as Merson repulses the bejabers out of me, each successive defeat makes the bugger look like he knows what he’s talking about.

    2
  • hibbit

    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #11

    Dutch
    Ashley cocked on the deal when he moved the goalposts
    he does not want to sell full stop.

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  • Bambams

    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #12

    Straw clutching time…..Also Optimistic Panda has a valid point….however ;

    Could, just could it be that now Ashley has somehow hidden/written off the £123 million for finishing 10th and the approx £23 million transfer window profit (Ok might be out 10% but roughly) he has now dropped the price to £300 million (technically he could get £446 million if sums add up) .

    He doesn’t lose face and the buyer(s) don’t pay an inflated price….which could make the latest rumour ‘have some let’s

    We all said there is no way ash will sell without a huge profit….he may have this now.

    Just sayin lyk

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  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #13

    Even earlier…Mactoon 10.35 am #5….for heaven sake don’t say “what’s ‘the point’ if Geordie Two’s in the vicinity!

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  • RobLeenio

    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Nostradamus, alright, keep your plague mask on fella, you may know how NDAs are used, but there seemed a general lack of knowledge on the blog I was trying to fill.

    Apologies if I patronised you, but hopefully my post was useful to someone who doesn’t come across them every day (or at all).

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  • Bambams

    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #15

    Bloody hell you lot chill….It’s good craic on here normally.

    Agree to disagree then lets discuss to death of a possible ‘life-changing all smiling, is it going to happen – takeover’

    My glass is half full again

    (And if I want to believe it’s going to happen and it makes me happy until I find out otherwise that’s my choice)

    Ha ha

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  • Bambams

    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #16

    #12

    Have some legs*

    1
  • Optimistic Panda

    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #17

    Bambams

    I think it’s strange hes knocked £100m of but we’ve heard of no approach to Pcp who id have thought would’ve been one of the first to know.

    After reading your post, it could be he’s swept something under the carpet and is hoping another buyer won’t spot it..

    Too much cloak and dagger and whispers in corners to believe there’s anything in this.

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  • hibbit

    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #18

    Bambams
    a deal is possible, but this is Ashley and nothing is ever straight forward with him !!!

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #19

    At least we only have to wait until October to see if it’s bollocks

    1
  • hibbit

    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #20

    Optimistic Panda
    that’s very optimistic of you

    3
  • Optimistic Panda

    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #21

    Hibbit

    As always

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  • Bambams

    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #22

    Haha Hibbit you beat me to it !

    Optimistic

    You are spot on, October is not far and maybe it will coincide with a little trip I have planned to Jamaica (Mrs Bambams 50th)

    Also it’s a fact nothing is straightforward with Ash but the simple question “Where’s the money gone”…..Possibly after any possible takeover he might add he has now taken the £123 + 23 million in lieu of his ‘interest free zero charge for advertising loans’

    Money has to be somewhere and it needs to be recorded somewhere

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  • geordietom

    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #23

    i think ( recon ) theres a deal going on at the moment … or talks to buy wor club … but its being all hush hush… not like last time … anyway my thoughts on the subject of someone buy wor club … When will we find out when its all done and dusted …

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  • hibbit

    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #24

    a question to usa based fans

    any rumors on the other side of the pound about this deal ?????

    1
  • Jib

    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #25

    Me
    “Bamabams where’s your wife?”

    Bambams
    “The West Indies”

    Me
    “Jamaica ?”

    Bambams
    “No she went of her own accord”

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  • Jib

    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #26

    There’s another one about a wheelie bin but I cannot remember it

    1
  • geordietom

    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #27

    jib

    that jokes aulda then me m8

    3
  • toon22

    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #28

    Once the whole “im selling” lie blows over it will be time for his Christmas “were buying” lie

    Hes not selling,hes risking going to prison to hide his accounts.

    Do you think anyone in their right mind would risk the utter circus we have become ?

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  • toon22

    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #29

    Ive read there are people with money who wouldnt even talk to the guy let alone buy something from him

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  • Jib

    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #30

    Apparently Rondon had to return to Venezuela from Panama
    with the team before heading back and Rafa’s sport scientist
    chappies with all their wires and monitors deemed him nowhere
    near ready for a PL game.

    1
  • Bambams

    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #31

    Hibbit

    I thought our own Dr Ed might have made some inroads into rumours over the pond….

    Jib

    I found that funny….Cheers fella

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #32

    Optimistic Panda
    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:07 PM
    Comment #7
    Jesper

    Your argument and debating skills are as pathetic as you!

    You said it first, my dad’s bigger than yours blah blah blah, no you are, my brothers gonna get you.

    Are you a child?

    No wonder your lass makes you stay in the house, must be really embarrassing when you throw a hissy fit in the supermarket cos she won’t buy you big boy pants.

    OP…do you EVER stop with your offensiveness!

    Maybe I should ask in plenum when people read your comments who they think is a child?

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  • RobLeenio

    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #33

    I think there’s been a flow of information which only points one way – there are interested parties out there with money to spend and sniffing round our club.

    Unusual transfer dealings in the Summer, rumours of the fat one hoarding cash for reasons unknown
    The fans groups said they have been contacted by parties to figure out the lay of the land with the supporters
    Ashley has apparently lowered his price
    Specific rumours naming individual person(s)

    There’s nothing concrete, nothing to hang your hat on and say there’s definitely a buyer in place doing due diligence and with money to spend so you’d have to take it all with a pinch of salt, not get your hopes up and.not be surprised if nothing comes of it.

    However, I think the general trend is positive.

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  • Jib

    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #34

    toon22
    That Blair fellow said October
    We’ll know soon enough
    Shut your gob or you could
    look a twat (should have said
    even more of a twat )

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  • toon22

    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #35

    LOL

    SOme random guy pops on the blog and says “hes selling”

    Well i believe him

    LOL

    If im wrong i will be elated,i truly will

    But its about as credible as the last 11 years

    Give your head a wobble

    1
  • toon22

    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #36

    there’s been a flow of information which only points one way

    Utter bs

    The flow of info?
    You mean some rumor in the media or some random one time poster on a blog

    LOL

    News flash indeed

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  • toon22

    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #37

    Until MAs gone its all lies

    We have seen his actions and his words for more than a decade

    But this time hes telling the truth ?

    Dont answer those “youve won the Nigerian lottery ” emails…

    0
  • Jib

    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #39

    French Connection has had to suffer
    a £800,000 write down on its concessions
    inhouse at HoF
    In other words Ashley is bumping himself
    ha ha ha

    1
  • geordietom

    Sep 20, 2018 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #40

    jib

    question for you m8 ia’m off to costa tequise early october for me wifes birthday … never been before your’e much traveled … you been ? anygood ? any good karaoke bars ( for the wife ) coughs …

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