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More Details On Newcastle Interest In French Winger



Get French Football News have added some information from their earlier tweet on Newcastle’s interest in Allan Saint-Maximin.

According to their latest report, Allan Saint-Maximin would still cost about €25m but Nice is very willing to sell the Frenchman.

However, according to the report, they are not likely to budge from their current asking price as they have a 20% sell-on fee commitment to Monaco who they bought Saint-Maximin from in 2017 for €10m.

He apparently has fallen out of favor with manager Patrick Vieira due to some disciplinary issues which may ultimately prove useful in negotiations with Nice.

This information also provides insight into what Sport Witness is reporting about Steve Bruce being hesitant in signing the player.


Allan Saint-Maximin is an exciting player who would certainly provide some edge of the seat moments for the Newcastle crowd. He, however, would be a player that a coach could find very frustrating at times.

It was Steve Bruce who famously had a big falling out with Hatem Ben Arfa due to his lack of defensive commitment when he went on loan to Hull City in 2014. A loan that ultimately ended with Ben Arfa returning to Newcastle at the end of that December.

The report in Get French Football News also states that Newcastle only want to pay around €15m for the Saint-Maximin which would be a very good deal if Charnley could pull that off.


89 comments so far

  • danishmag

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #1

    Any new signings yet? Or just the usual talk?

    Think about it.. and i think we have been here before..

    After the sale of Perez and Joselu, we are on a PROFIT of £45mil over the last two years in transfers..

    Have we seen that before, and a year later, Charnlie comes out and says that there is no money to buy players..

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  • toon22

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #2

    LoL

    The first of a load of small french wingers ?
    You would think Carr was scouting

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  • toon22

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #3

    It’s like the TV money never happens

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #4

    They’ll probably spend the incomings on players making it look like they are free and easy with the transfer budget. Very much doubt they’ll dip into other revenue profits to go any further though. And when the money’s gone, its gone like so many barren windows we’ve seen before. Tick over.

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  • danishmag

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #5

    I dont care about what papers claims..
    Status quo is PLUS £45mil as we speak..
    And two weeks till the season starts..

    Howay right?

    Jesus

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  • toon22

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #6

    Business as usual

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #7

    Just offer the €20m ffs! Haggling over an extra 5 when this player can unlock defenses and is an up and coming star of the future.

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  • Sir Braveheart

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #8

    Actual footage of NUFC trying to get signings over the line…

    https://youtu.be/qbBM1cA8U5g

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  • simon376

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #9

    Exactly what I’m thinking Hibbit

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  • toon kk

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #10

    We couldn’t get him over the line!!

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  • toon22

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #11

    It’s all so familiar

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  • danishmag

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #12

    I reckon that there is a BIG pot from the tv money.. ADD that to the £45mil, and i think that there is somewhere arround £150mil that could/should be spend to strenghten the squad..
    We are Newcastle Utd, not some little club like Burnley, Bournemouth etc..

    Anything below £150mil spend from now on in this window is below par..

    I mean.. the rest below £150mit is going straight into Fat Jabbas pockets.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #13

    This maxim is good and id like to see him come but he’s similar to Ben arfa and that means he’s not a Bruce type. Even now Ben arfa is still a level above maxim. I’d sign Ben arfa in a heartbeat. In my eyes one of the best players I’ve seen at Newcastle. He would have been magic in the entertainers side.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #14

    Danishmag- i hate to break it to you but we are nowhere near Bournemouth and Burnley’s ambition. AshLie is happy to pocket the money and have us hovering above 18th position.

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  • geordietom

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #15

    Hibbit re: hedge fund …

    so that could of been the hold up all a long . the FA wanting to know exactly where the moneys coming from? . so will the hedge fund money be to make it easier to pass the fit and proper persons check ? . i dunno i’am not into all this big buisness stuff ..

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #16

    Muz- reference the comment you said earlier of BZG purchasing the club in the near future, why did the give Brucie a 3 year contract then? It doesn’t make sense. I WISH AshLie was finally selling but I can’t see it anymore sadly.

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  • MarkBro

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #17

    Come on bruce. Get the signings in.

    Puppet master Charnley will make a right mug of you.

    You may regret saying youre in charge of transfers come final day of the window

    Tick tock

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #18

    Hibbit, Muz, some very interesting points re the use of a hedge fund to provide funds for a potential takeover.

    I must admit, I had seen it as a negative – using the club as security for a loan to buy the same club is essentially the same principal as a mortgage on a home. It doesn’t sit well, however – it’s been used as a device by some less than wholesome individuals to buy Manchester United, and probably elsewhere as well, and doesn’t say much about the potential for these individuals to take us forward.

    But, if what we have been told before is true and the FA / PL had concerns over the source of the funds being used to buy the club (had their fingers burned by Thaksin at Citeh before) then it makes perfect sense to use a hedge fund to borrow money against their own assets, get ready and ‘clean’ cash and keep their own assets intact.

    Anyway, good analysis and reassuring too.

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  • danishmag

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #19

    JP..
    That is my point..

    We ARE a bigger club, than Burnley, Bournemouth etc.. But NOT with FAT Fcuk Jabba at the helm

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #20

    Ashley will only spend last seasons TV money and the portion of this years that’s already in his pocket. With a potential sale on the cards he won’t touch future earnings even though they’re guaranteed. Most other clubs are willing to do that to give themselves the best chance. I expect 50-60m incoming tops unless we sell more, plus some in January when he gets the rest of the tv money.

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #21

    When Linton first got announced i thought wow we are actually going to do some deals here and quick, but nope not quick, not even average speed or slow, we are doing it the Mike Ashley way, so wont happen is the most likely way and we settle for last minutes loans.

    If we are lucky we might scrape one biggish signing with the Perez money on deadline and be expected to be graetful because its more than we usually get or expect, like Almiron.

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  • toon kk

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #22

    We never know Ash might spend big in this transfer window (but I doubt it) just to attempt to show Rafa what he’s missing out on.

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #23

    Quick question, why do people think that Joelinton would fly in from Dusseldorf when Hoffenheim is 3.5 hours further South by road?

    He could take many routes, but Dusseldorf is only one of them. More likely to fly in from one of the big European hubs – Schipol, Heathrow or CDG.

    He might even cycle, after all we had Almiron come across the Atlantic on an inflatable back in January, according to some on here.

    😉

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #24

    Surely Linton would of been spotted by now if it was true, its most likey been dead in the water for a while

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  • one fine day

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #25

    https://youtu.be/8x2AFPXfrBs
    Anyone who hasn’t seen it
    A little light relief from nufc
    The difference between pep and Neil warnock .feels like a script for dave basset two

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  • Bambams

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #26

    I dont see Bruce contract as an obstacle if a takeover does get finalised, he is allegedly on £1m per year with incentives, so even if he has his contract paid off in full, £3m in a £380+ million takeover is chicken fed. No doubt Ash will have agreed some lower payoff.

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  • Wayayman

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #27

    On BZG and the hedge fund – it was mentioned yesterday that the Glazers did the same thing with Man U.

    Also noted that this could well be not for the funds to buy the club but for the injection needed over the next year with upgrades needed on the training facilities as a matter of importance as well as the first team.

    If I was spending £350m on the club, I’d want the facilites to reflect that investment and not look like a park in a council estate when the lads get the paddling pools out in the Summer.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #28

    I like Bournemouths model for success. Buy the best young players from lower leagues or reserve leahues, then actually play them. Brooks must be worth 60-90m now and ake 40m, and they’re still very young. Its such an easy model.

    Compare to Ashley’s model. Buy French players for a high price, half of who won’t adapt to our style and wont get games and employ a third rate dinosaur who’s always been shit and hope somehow this time he’s morphed into Alex Ferguson overnight. Its like saying your business plan is to buy a lottery ticket.

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #29

    Richard Keys being all Richard Keys (ie biggest pr!ck in the entire Universe) about Rafa and his reasons for moving to China – apparently (according to the genius Richard Keys, the only man in the World who doesn’t see why it’s not ok to sh@g your daughter’s best mate whilst your wife is in hospital being treated for cancer) it’s because he lost money in a ‘tax avoidance scheme’.

    https://twitter.com/richardajkeys/status/1153240990163058689

    What a horrible, horrible individual.

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  • Wayayman

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #30

    No offence to anyone who gets their paddling pool out in a council estate by the way. Was always the highlight of my school holidays back in the 80s..

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #31

    BZG wouldn’t go to hedge fund as first option, not many arabs with money go to hedge funds to prove they can acquire something. If the sheikh is legit and worth what ppl claim then he can get a short term deal via a family member / members or muslim bank which wouldn’t charge interest but a small fee for arranging the money.

    Dont forget they’ve apparently got vast amount of wealth, hedge fund is the last place you’d go.

    On the bruce thing, he’s on a low basic I’m assuming with add ons for performance which makes sense if sold, it wont cost much to sack him if results dont go as planned for a new or existing owner

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  • danishmag

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #32

    Relegation for sure.. Not just relegation, but 20th spot.

    Just looked at the fixtures, and my guess is that we arround 15-16 points by the end of 2019..

    We have one of the best defences in the league, but without a solid strike force, the defence will be under much more pressure..

    But then again.. Newcastle United is no more..
    Relegation is for Sports Direct FC!

    Nuff said

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #33

    380 bambams?
    I hope your right because the Bruce contract (3 yrs and a 4m pay off) is the thing that’s making me doubt a takeover. I still think something’s going on and we will be sold by December. tomorrow the pound is rumoured to drop 5-10% so that could help.

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  • Dave76

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #34

    JP i can’t see him selling either, but paying up Bruce for three years is probably cheaper than paying up Rafa for one if they were looking for someone to hold the fort while a takeover progresses

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  • Jib

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #35

    Joelinton has been in Newcastle since Friday
    He arrived by a private jet from Frankfurt

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  • Mindshaft

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #36

    Lots of talk but still no signings – even if we sign them they won’t get a pre season and therefore almost impossible to hit the ground running – this club is a complete joke, the worst ran club in the prem

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  • Mindshaft

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #37

    jib – aye, barnatta was a bit pee’d off that he had to share a bed with him

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #38

    If we get some goalscorers the players are capable of being in the top 10 easy. But Bruce is capable of getting a top 10 team in the bottom three easy. On the plus side there are some crap teams this year.

    The 3 promoted teams. Burnley. Ourselves. Palace. Brighton. Plus maybe some surprises like Watford and west Ham.

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  • Mindshaft

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #39

    actually 350 million might be cheap when Boris announces no deal brexit – GBP will probably drop to 0.70 to 1 euro – may as well wait for that to happen before buying

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  • Tatforsale Mikey

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #40

    It’s about time Dubai Micky came on and explained. Deal was Done in April??? Money sent to a holding account????
    Come on Micky please explain cos you’ve gone very quiet man
    ( no comment)

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