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Report – Newcastle To Go For Exciting Frenchman They Reportedly Agreed Personal Terms With Last Month

Get French Football News has reported via their Twitter account that Newcastle are back in for Nice winger Allan Saint-Maximin according to L’Equipe.

Newcastle have been tracking the versatile Frenchman for some time and according to a report in Nice Matin from late last month, have already agreed personal terms with him.

As with Joelinton, Newcastle may have been working on deals prior to the arrival of Steve Bruce. They could have a plan in place to get Saint-Maximin in quickly after Joelinton is hopefully announced today.

Allan Saint-Maximin– already in contact with the player?

It had been reported in the local press that there were a few deals lined up for this week. We had assumed that it was Joelinton and former Chelsea midfielder Kyle Scott that were in the pipeline but maybe there is some movement of Saint-Maximin as well.

It was Get French Football News who originally reported of Newcastle’s interest back in May and then the fee was assumed to be between £20-30m. If it has come down from that or is in the low £20m range, this could be a great deal for Newcastle.

He made 36 appearances scoring 6 goals while adding 4 assists this past season for Nice. He is a very versatile attacker who can play on both wings or up front as a striker.

He played 17 games centrally as either a striker or just behind the striker, the with the other 19 games on either wing so he would be able to provide cover in multiple areas.

He has only just turned 22 in March which certainly fits the profile of a transfer target under Mike Ashley.

We’ll have to see if anything comes of this over the next week but we hope there is more than just Joelinton to be announced as time is of the essence for Newcastle to strengthen this squad.

66 comments so far

  • geordietom

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #41

    OP …

    give over man your having a joke . cant see you going to the building site with your hi vis frog suit on mate …

  • optimistic prime

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #42

    I would if I could get one, anything to be thrown off site.

    At the QE today and its horrendous it’s like going back to the 70s

  • geordietom

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #43


    you a chippie …

    back to the 70’s . i gather the jobs crap then …

  • hibbit

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #44

    RobLeenio @25
    that’s always debatable point but at the moment he owns the club a private limited company so other than liabilities with no other parties involved its his money

  • Jib

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #45

    Good old Sheriff Hill

  • Jib

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #46

    Shane Lowry wakes up this morning £1.56m richer
    Loverly Jubbly

  • geordietom

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #47

    Weekend Newcastle takeover report leaves more questions than answers.

    The Mail Online provided an update on the summer-long saga of Newcastle’s potential takeover, but as has been the case since the prospect of new owners emerged, it provides more questions than answers.

    The report claims the Bin Zayed Group (BZG) are in talks with an American hedge fund, which is backed by SoftBank – a Japanese investment giant – to provide funding for the potential takeover of the football club.
    It claims BZG have appointed an accountancy firm, as well as lwayers, to progress the deal, but did not reply to the Mail’s request for comment on the latest reports.

    It is time they came out and made an official statement, if permitted under possible non-disclosure agreements, and let fans know exactly what the current position is.

    Never mind pieced together snippets from a radio host, but a proper press release, admitting if a deal is likely, or not.

    It is unfair to fans, who are desperate for good news regarding the potential purchase.

    But quite why a group, who stated a deal had been agreed at the asking price set by Mike Ashley, suddenly need a hedge fund to finance a deal, is one of the questions fans need answers to.Has Sheikh Khaled, overplayed his wealth, and that of BZG?

    And a bigger question: If they enlist financing from a hedge fund, where would the repayment installments be paid from, should a deal go through?

    How much do Newcastle fans want rid of Mike Ashley?
    Whether fans are so desperate to be rid of Ashley that they would accept a buy-out from a group that may use the club as collateral for any financing, remains to be seen.
    But, if repayments were to come out of club money, from television deals, Premier League prize money or player sales, fans would have legitimate concerns over the possible deal.

    As long as I have supported Newcastle, nothing has ever been simple at St James’ Park. Everything from ownership to player transfers turns out to be a soap opera, and this summer has topped the lot.

    It may be that there are still some twists and turns to come, but for everyone’s sake, the takeover speculation needs to come to an end – one way or the other.

  • Jib

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #48

    Allan Saint-Maxim was valued at €40m by Nice, but they have lowered their demands to €25M
    Part of that reason is due to the player’s previous bad behaviour.
    NUFC are willing to offer €15M plus bonuses.
    They are also using the players behaviour as leverage.

  • Jib

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #49

    You have to think Rafa wouldn’t have touched ASM with
    a ten foot pole

  • geordietom

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #50

    good read made some good points . have the Arabs got any money ? . hedge fund . be like a pay day loan . as bad as Fat Ash never pay the loan back . 1000 per cent interest ? …

  • martoon

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #51

    geordietom @47 – That story seems to tie in with what Sir John Hall said about rumours in the city that BZG were trying to raise the funds. Just our luck to get the only Arab Sheikh businessman who isn’t a billionaire :mrgreen:

  • Muz

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #52

    GeordieTom – I don’t think we’ll ever get an announcement that the club is in the stages of a takeover, if it’s happening, we’ll just wake up one morning and find we have new owners; deal done, press release, carry on as normal.

    Ashley is keeping a lid on it for whatever reason. What that reason is, is anyone’s guess but you’d think in the long run the club or the buyer would be making a statement. They clearly have no intention to do so.

  • geordietom

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #53

    jazzy …@51 …

    yep mate if we did’nt have bad luck we would have non at all…

    was gonna ask about your green imoji . but it reminds me of something for the life of me i cant think what …


  • geordietom

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #54

    Muz …

    thats the way i see it . get up one morning its all over the media …

    Ashley’s a law unto himself mate . dunno i think there’s something going on …

    no statements off the club ect ect …

  • geordietom

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #55

    martoon …

    i thought you were going on your holidays mate . where you going any where nice ?…

  • toon22

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #56

    The Mike Ashley stepping stone (laughable plan) cannot engender a team spirit or loyalty to a club


  • Muz

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #57

    martoon – Being a billionaire doesn’t mean you have the liquidity to put your hands on an unlimited amount of cash. If all the billionaires in the world wanted to liquidise their assets into cash, they couldn’t because there aren’t enough notes and coins on the planet. I can think of one company, off the top of my head, that purportedly has unlimited amounts of cash in the bank and that’s Apple.

    Cash to buy the club is one thing and if you take Ashley at gospel about his demands to see funds up front, then they have the cash to buy the club. But talking in these kinds of figures, cash and assets become one and the same thing. If you don’t want to dispose of your assets you can borrow against them. And the beauty of being a Billionaire is that the interest you earn on the assets/money you do have, pays the interest on the loan you make. Billionaires stay billionaires because they DON’T spend the money they posses; they spend other peoples.

    I had this discussion with Mark Douglas yesterday on twitter, (the man is a cretin btw), but it could well be if they’re approaching a bank or capital investment firm, it’s to liquidise or borrow against other things they have in their portfolio to fund say, a massive sponsorship deal that can inject a big amount of money into the club? One thing about Arabs is they don’t do things by half. I suspect if they do intend to buy the club, they’ll throw what they can at it almost immediately. To me, their actions make sense despite what our reporters at the Chronicle say.

  • lochinvar

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #58

    EW9338 DUSSELDORF 1040 LANDED 1039

    Welcome to Hans Schmidt and his family on holiday, enjoy your stay.

    Anyone else on the flight ?
    Should be through to Arrivals about now….

  • geordietom

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #59

    and that Arab bloke did say ” in a different way ”…

  • lochinvar

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #60

    Allan Saint-Maxim

    Going to be hard pushed to find a song or chant for this fella

  • hibbit

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #61

    just for a moment think of the hedge fund money as a very easy way of showing a very clear path of where this very clean money has come from,
    and i’m sure the hedge fund wont be as picky as the premier league concerning repayments as long as they earn there nice commission/profit

  • TheDrewid

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #62

    This Saint Maximin reminds me of Denilson. Fantastic dribbler with absolutely no end product whatsoever. Might win us some pelanties, but that’s it.

    But what do I know, I’m a fat piece of shit that’s just judged him on a YouTube video.

  • dig-n-dig22

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #63

    martoon 51

    Just out of curiosity, BZG have been branded as tyre kickers but that still leaves 2 other interested buyers”allegedly”, the Chronicle and the rest of the media have barely paid lip service to the other 2 interested bidders Do you not think it strange that there has been no attempt by the Chronicle to give a rundown on the other bidders financial status and at what stage of the takeover they are at, or do you think they don’t have any money either or in other words , tyre kickers,

  • Tatforsale Mikey

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #64

    Well Dubai Micky said deal was DONE in April??????
    Then said they had the money and it had been sent to a lawyers holding account??????
    Well maybe Dubai should come on here and tellus the score!!!!!

  • ArtyH

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #65

    I’m trying to wean myself off NUFC at this time due to the way things have shaped up especially over the last 3 years, its got worse. However I do look to see what developments lol’s are supposed to be happening. I hate Mashley! Anyway, just thought of a possible reason for the delay….O.K suppose, the asking price of £350m has been agree’d by both parties, and after a few days/weeks, then the snake says, but I want to keep S.D advertising around the ground and I want…..
    In this case yes the goal posts have been moved as has been suggested many times and would typify what we would come to expect from the snake, so BZG try and off set this by outsourcing the difference to third parties? This would allow them to make the required investments they envisaged initially and still make the purchase. This issue could account for the elongated time frame and they may not be able to inform us about it due to confidentiality rules which would jeopardise the sale?
    It was just a thought………..

  • boss hoggs atm

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #66

    Always thought that if Ashley was to sell us, it would be to someone who would leave us in dire straits, ie gets his wad & we continue to be run on a shoestring, so we suffer to his pure joy, so what if they’re playing a crafty, BZG know this, done their homework on him, so they make out their not so wealthy (hedge fund) all guess work, time will tell..


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