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.
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) July 22, 2019
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.