Get French Football News have just tweeted a link to a report that Newcastle have had a €16m bid rejected for Nice winger Allan Saint-Maximin.
Breaking | Newcastle United have had a €16m bid for OGC Nice winger Allan Saint-Maximin rejected – full story https://t.co/ELvkM7TW9e
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) July 24, 2019
The news comes from French outlet RMC who report that OGC Nice want €20m. Newcastle have been known to go in with low offers and that has many times cost them some deals. For the sake of a few million £’s, Newcastle have lost out on some big players under Mike Ashley.
We would expect that Newcastle will go back in for the mercurial winger as he appears to be the next target on the list. However if they refuse to raise their initial offer and go in with another bid, they may turn their attention to Hull City winger Jarrod Bowen.
We don’t think this is the last we will hear on this transfer though as it makes sense to test Nice’s resolve with an initial bid. They apparently want to sell Saint-Maximin this summer, so we would expect a deal to be worked out soon.