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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

  • geordietom

    Jul 22, 2019 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #81

    masculine noun, feminine noun
    poor person
    os pobres the poor
    pobre de espírito simple, dull
    um Sinatra dos pobres a poor man’s Sinatra

  • Mindshaft

    Jul 22, 2019 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #82

    Jib – I guess you prefer golden showers over purple rain 🙂

  • Tsunki

    Jul 22, 2019 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #83

    Long post bobbybee but hey who am i to talk 🙂

    I don’t think the hatred is directed at NUFC it’s obviously touching a raw nerve – the anger is directed at Mike Ashley and his body-snatcher refashioning of the club to suit his purposes. I think you’re wrong there aren’t all that many owners like Ashley who is doing exactly the opposite of other clubs where they promote, enrich and sponsor themselves for their own good.

    I’m still amazed that blind and unquestioning support can be demanded from trusting folk who believe that they should be happy they aren’t s#nderl@nd, Villa, Leeds, Wimbledon…. They fell foul of bad housekeeping. NUFC got shelled out and has been on life support masquerading as the real deal for 12 years. I wish it was that skint second division team a few decades ago, at least it was honest then even if it was dire, this is a profiteers’ piñata no more.

  • Jib

    Jul 22, 2019 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #84


    Jib – I guess you prefer golden showers over purple rain

    Why would you think that ?

    Strange creature

  • Mindshaft

    Jul 22, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #85

    Jib – because you always seem to like taking the p-ss out of people …. drum roll please…here all week, twice on saturdays

  • geordiemark

    Jul 22, 2019 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #86

    our player transfer funds has been spent on …………………….. black paint

  • lochinvar

    Jul 22, 2019 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #87

    Good post
    You’d think we were in a really bad place. We’re not. Coventry, Blackpool, Sunlun – bad owners who destroyed everything. Ruined the clubs. We’re still a PL team. A mid table PL team. Their fans are laughing at us.

    Their fans are laughing at us ? Just because we’ve got Ashley at the helm ? Think they should look in the mirror first before they do that. Doubt they were laughing when we beat City 2-1 and should have had a draw against Liverpool, finished just shy of mid table in the PL and might despite all the missing cash spend £90million on new players – money enough to buy all of those three clubs together. Sunlun are in boxing terms on the ropes and about to hit the floor for a mandatory count. Not sure they will beat the count.
    I know where I’d rather be.

  • Bobbybee

    Jul 22, 2019 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #88

    Loch, when I say laughing at us, that’s my point. We’re beating teams like City, Spurs, etc yet crying like we were shit. We’re not shit. We’re a mid table PL team. Compared to them, wtf have we got to whine about?
    Yet people on here expecting support from other clubs’ fans. Why? Did we go back up Coventry or Blackburn fans? No, we sniggered at them because it wasn’t us. It’s what fans do.
    Maybe you misunderstood what I meant.

  • Muz

    Jul 22, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #89

    Completely lost track of where I was before I had to go to work but I wanted to address something someone asked on a few pages back.

    Why Bruce if there’s a takeover? He’s cheap. Simple as that. I think he needs someone to act as a caretaker and Bruce is the best option. Even with the compensation he’ll have to pay to SW he’d still be cheaper than most free managers at £1M a year with a 3 year contract. Other managers would want 3-4 per year and a much longer contract. Bruce is chicken feed.

    Martoon – re: Man City. Mansour had the advantage in that purchase because Shinawatra was a very, very willing seller. He needed to release equity because his assets in Thailand had been frozen pending criminal charges. Mansour did use an investment/brokerage firm in some part, it was PCP and Amanda Stavely who helped secure him finance but he sought investment AFTER he’d purchased the shares from Shinawatra.

    Twittersphere is abuzz with a rumour that Joelinton is being unveiled at 6pm so keep an eye out. If we do unveil him, I do think there’s a takeover on the cards. Not before the window closes but definitely within the season. My dad used to say that nowt was more predictable than folk; Ashley, if he has sanctioned a £46M move for a player, is definitely acting well outside of his normal operating procedure. Something has to be up…


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