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Newcastle Star Hopes Club Can Eventually Match His Ambition



Newcastle’s star winger Allan Saint-Maximin returned against Burnley last Saturday after recovering from the twisted ankle he suffered two weeks prior against Brighton. The change in the Newcastle performance was astronomical.

After not being able to create much of a threat at all in the previous two league matches, Newcastle put in a dominating performance against Burnley which was highlighted by Saint-Maximin’s opening goal and superb assist to Callum Wilson for the second.


The importance the Frenchman has to this Newcastle team was once again revealed for all to see. He is Newcastle’s game-changer and transforms the team when he’s in the side.

The Chronicle has published some comments Allan recently made to sport.fr about his future at Newcastle.

While the 23-year-old seems like he’s willing to wait around to see what direction Newcastle are headed, there is a time limit on that willingness. Here is what Saint-Maximin said when asked if he planned to stay at St James Park for the long-term:

“For my part, everything will depend on this development. If the club is developing well and it is in line with my desires, staying is a possibility. Afterwards, if things don’t turn out like that, obviously the question of leaving will arise.

“Now we are in a huge league with a lot of big teams, so being able to play in Europe and the Europa League would be really great. The Champions League is a big dream, every footballer wants to play it.

“It’s a great, historic club that has a lot of dreams and there is everything around it to achieve this goal.”

Newcastle do have Allan on the books until 2025 as he signed a six-year deal when he joined from Nice last summer. So it’ll take quite a large fee to pry him away at this point.

As has often been the case in the Ashley era, once a player feels the club doesn’t match his level of ambition, it’s very hard to prevent their departure. Hopefully, Ashley gets his wish and finds a suitable buyer for the club before Allan gets to that point.

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42 comments so far

  • jane

    Oct 9, 2020 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #1

    “”if others are sceptical then that’s fine also.”

    it’s not going to happen 🙂

    2
  • shearerclass09

    Oct 9, 2020 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #2

    So basically he is off unless we get took over by a owner with ambition ?

    12
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Oct 9, 2020 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #3

    On a 6 year contract he’s going nowhere until the club decide.

    What he is saying though is no different to what any player outside of the Prem top 6 would say and even Kane has said if TH don’t progress this year he’ll have to consider his options.

    It’s a non story IMO.

    3
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Oct 9, 2020 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Wouldnt blame ASM one bit if he wants to leave to play for an ambitious club with european football at the end of the season.

    talent-wise he is up there with the best and really should be playing on the highest stage and with a club which is ambitious and wants to win things. Under ashley that isnt going to be us so he will be off unless the takeover goes ahead.

    will be a huge shame if that is where we end up but wont be a surprise that we lose another top player under Ashley’s ownership.

    all eyes on Mandy and co now…

    7
  • onmeedsun

    Oct 9, 2020 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Unless I’m missing something, what’s the big deal with having to pay £15 to watch the ManU game. I have a season ticket but haven’t been able to renew it so I’m not paying for a match ticket, which would cost £50. I know the club have taken season ticket money from those on the long term fixed price deal, but surely they will get refunds.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 9, 2020 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #6

    BSIB,
    Do you think Bruce and Ashley are the men to realise ASM’s European dreams. If not, will you just add him to another one that wanted to leave.

    8
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 9, 2020 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #7

    ASM is all that is between Brucie and the drop.

    11
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 9, 2020 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #8

    As for him not being able to go anywhere if the club say no. Do they really want another Tiote on their hands, he’ll be gone as soon as £70M is offered.

    8
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 9, 2020 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #9

    TH have a very good chance of progressing having hired a manager who has won league titles in four different countries despite what people think of him. We scoured the dregs of British management to find ours.

    13
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 9, 2020 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #10

    Am I on the wrong thread here 😮

    2
  • Nufc 4ever

    Oct 9, 2020 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #11

    If he wanted a team to match his ambitions why did he sign for us

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 9, 2020 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #12

    Simon,
    From previous. I paid a couple of lads at the Hill about £30 over the odds for my IPTV as they sorted everything out, they’ve withdrawn that support and only offer online support now so you might as well pay the £45 and do it yourself. Regan could point you in the right direction I think.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 9, 2020 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #13

    Nufc 4ever,
    A stepping stone like all those before him.

    6
  • geordie157

    Oct 9, 2020 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #14

    The premier league as usual are just greedy. They could have easily done it for half the price which would get more buyers so they’d still rake in the money. Personally unless it’s a fiver I’m not interested. Fed up with the premier league and sky being greedy …..

    2
  • Novocastrian66

    Oct 9, 2020 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #15

    I think the cost of the PPV games is a disgrace. I understand clubs need revenue however a more reasonable fee should have been agreed especially during this period of hardship when many people are and will lose their jobs. Once again football is in it’s own world. No doubt the TV executives would not want the PPV matches to be too cheap as customers would bin their subscriptions in favour of the cheaper PPV option.

    3
  • magicmac54

    Oct 9, 2020 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #16

    You could not fault ASM if he wanted to leave next year, the lad is an amazing player and what players with his talent would want to stay at a club where the only ambition was to avoid relegation, what he said was just a shot across the bows, if Ashley is still owner next year the lad will be of beyond any shadow of doubt in my opinion.

    4
  • martoon

    Oct 9, 2020 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #17

    onmeedsun @5 The big deal is I’m already paying nearly £200 per month for Sky, BT and 2 x Season Tickets so why on earth do I have to pay another £15 to watch a home game – it should be free to ST holders!

    6
  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 9, 2020 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #18

    £5 a match would have been reasonable and many would have taken up the offer.

    £10 would’ve been seen as steep but many would’ve still taken it.

    £15 is a piss take tbh, probably get a ticket (if you could go) for about another £10.

    Not one person who voted for this took the fans into consideration, obviously the EPL is suffering but there’s no EPL without the fans who are suffering the most.

    A masterstroke by the genius that is Masters, how to alienate every fan of every club in one go, take a bow lad.

    10
  • DubaiMicky

    Oct 9, 2020 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #19

    I see the EPL/Sky/Amazon/BT as one, they all sit there, look at spreadsheets (if each game is £5, £10, £20 etc.), and work out the point they will make the most money, not the amount of fans who can watch the game.

    It’s all about them.

    Me? I’ll either watch the games on BeIn in a pub or on a stream at home, most of the times it’s the latter.

    5
  • bill

    Oct 9, 2020 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #20

    All games free online – why worry?

    3
  • Tsunki

    Oct 9, 2020 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #21

    He came to England for ambition, not Newcastle specifically. TBF he’s just letting us know nicely in good time that he intends to move up as soon as poss. He certainly won’t be satisfied with being the bath plug season after season.

    1
  • Tsunki

    Oct 9, 2020 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #22

    Jail you’re on the wrong blog ha ha

    1
  • t hibbitt

    Oct 9, 2020 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #23

    the 6 year contract is only to ensure Ashley gets maximum return on his investment, as soon as someone hits Ashley’s magic number ASM will be gone,

    7
  • Munster Mag

    Oct 9, 2020 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #24

    I’m feeling better about my piracy all the time

    4
  • jane

    Oct 9, 2020 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #25

    tonight’s football Fleetwood Town v Hull City

    0
  • Mund

    Oct 9, 2020 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #26

    Won’t have to worry for much longer about any player leaving because of the bottomless ambition this regime has as we will enter a new era of endless possibilities and will never worry about these silly things again.

    3
  • DubaiMicky

    Oct 9, 2020 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #27

    Random memory, (No, not RAM, I can’t always access it), mid 70s walking up and down the beaches of Tynemouth and Northumberland, we used to come across pink/brown jellyfish (6-12″ diameter usually) washed up on the shore, were always told to turn them over with a deft welly clad foot movement so they dry out.

    Was it just me or did anyone else do that? (Thought of that cos I’m watching Blue Planet from 2002 btw).

    3
  • Mund

    Oct 9, 2020 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #28

    Maxi’s ambition will be matched and our own ambition will have rocketed to fantasy land.

    2
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 9, 2020 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #29

    Got no chance of holding onto St Max long term under Ashley, if he continues to shine. A big club will come in, with a big offer, he’ll want to go, and in that case there’ll be little the club can realistically do to keep him.

    3
  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 9, 2020 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #30

    Think it’s definitely code for new owners and a proper coach. If not, the fat man will gleefully take 70m at the first sign. No way bruce gets us Europe. Contracts are worthless.

    4
  • Great White Hunter

    Oct 9, 2020 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #31

    From previous, regarding the takeover, some posters are optimistic and some are pessimistic, therefore up until now no right or wrong, just opinions. As regards to ASM, he has been really good, scoring and assisting in a few goals, this is the reason we bought him, and has been injury free apart from hamstring niggles etc.., ambitions, let him be consistent for a season or two and injury free, then let him lose with ‘big’ teams. Fine ask for a pay rise if your good form continues, but howay lad lets walk before you run, enjoy your time with the geordies for the time being……

    5
  • mindcompressor

    Oct 9, 2020 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #32

    Which club? You cannot use words “Ashley” and “ambition” unless there are at least 7 sentences between them.

    I cannot blame him. He is aware of own skills and that he actually be able to play in teams from Champions League. Who is really interested in survival fight year after year. Only players who arw devoted to NUFC or those who cannot play in other Premier League teams…

    3
  • count

    Oct 9, 2020 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #33

    Onmeedson. You’re as out of touch with average supporters as the people making decisions at the PL.

    Cancel your Sky people and make sure they know why you’re doing it. This is war!

    3
  • Just a fan

    Oct 9, 2020 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #34

    Dubai
    Jellyfish are ninety odd percent water.
    Mind you without them the oceans pollution would increase massively

    2
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 9, 2020 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #35

    Fede up for a contract extension. Incredible really that he hasn’t always been in the 11. Certainly our best centre back. Lascelles is the better leader perhaps, certainly that bit faster and probably better in the air, but in every other respect, Fede is the man.

    5
  • Just a fan

    Oct 9, 2020 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #36

    And apparently they were here millions of years before dinasours
    Who won that one.

    0
  • Just a fan

    Oct 9, 2020 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #37

    And I’m no expert it was on radio four the other night

    1
  • toon22

    Oct 9, 2020 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #38

    Hiya JIB

    Google is a wonderful thing

    😉

    5
  • DubaiMicky

    Oct 9, 2020 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #39

    Just a fan, weird ain’t it, I’d never think of doing it now, but then I was encouraged by elders to. From the 80s onwards I can’t recall ever seeing them on the beaches of Druridge Bay for example.

    1
  • onmeedsun

    Oct 9, 2020 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #40

    Martoon/Count,
    Don’t think I’m out of touch. Point is not all Toon games were screened pre COVID so you watched whatever was on Sky/BT if you paid for them. You then paid to watch Toon games in the flesh if you were able to, costing at least £30/ticket. There are no fans so no tickets being bought. So use some of your match ticket to pay to watch on TV. If you’ve had money taken off you for a season ticket then I’d be pushing for a refund until we’re allowed back in.

    1


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