There have been rumors swirling in Italy this week that AC Milan are after Allan Saint-Maximin. The latest claim to emerge is that Saint-Maximin’s agents have offered him to the Serie A giants.
Sport Witness has collected a few of these claims in a report this morning. Included in their article is Giunluca Di Marzio’s reporting that Newcastle would require around £27m for a deal to be made.
None of this has been backed by local journalists though Sky Sport’s Kaveh Solhekol mentioned it on air yesterday; he possibly got his information from his colleague Di Marzio. Luke Edwards downplayed the reports on Wednesday stating the following on Twitter.
Two important updates #nufc will not overpay for Anthony Gordon so #efc will have to reduce ridiculous £60m asking price. And for a third time this window, there is no chance of Allan Saint Maximin leaving and he hasn’t been offered to any clubs. Sense some anger esp over latter
— Luke Edwards (@LukeEdwardsTele) January 25, 2023
Saint-Maximin has started only once since August, when he suffered a hamstring injury at Wolves. Eddie Howe has stated a lack of full fitness as the primary reason for his exclusion from the starting eleven.
At this stage, it appears Howe trusts Joelinton on the left flank with Saint-Maximin coming on as an impact substitute. However, Saint-Maximin has made clear strides in his team play over his recent appearances.
He was scintillating on Tuesday at St Mary’s and could be in line for a return to a starting role. Hopefully, there is nothing in the rumors as Howe could be turning Allan into a more well-rounded player for Newcastle United.
124 comments so far
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:05 AMComment #1
Hope this isn’t true
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:07 AMComment #2
Not good news if so. I wudnt blame Maxi though.
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:08 AMComment #3
Doubt it is true, especially at that price.
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:14 AMComment #4
We’re looking to strengthen and need more attacking/creative options. Even if Gordon joined, would make no sense to let ASM leave as then we’d just have the same issue again. He’s also clearly improved as of late as shown by his sub appearences and increase in tracking/defending and passing ability.
ASM also seems more than happy here so doubt he’d push for a move. Talked about how he’s enjoyed playing/training with Isak recently, has been seen multiple times recently speaking with Howe and smiling, is celebrating goals and wins with the crowd and team and just doesn’t look at all unhappy.
Slightly annoyed he isn’t starting games maybe, but enough to want to leave? Nah.
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:14 AMComment #5
Joelinton pleaded guilty to drink driving charge.
‘His breath reading was 43mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath when the legal limit is 35mcg.’
At least he wasn’t bladdered then!
The overrated Frenchman
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:24 AMComment #6
ASM should start and get the opposition on the back foot from the get go.
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:25 AMComment #7
‘The court hears that Joelinton fully cooperated with the officers and admitted that he had drank two glasses of wine earlier in the evening.
Mr Stirland said that, because of his admission of alcohol consumption, he was breathalysed at the roadside. He failed the test and was subsequently arrested.’
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:25 AMComment #8
Man Utd are a quality side, in 4th place by rights, have seriously good quality players throughout their squad, have Rashford on top top form, have a good manager, have experience winning things, and are an an upward trend as Ten Hag seems to be working out how to get more out of the squad.
They will be a very tough opponent in the final and I’m hoping they will be OUR opponent. If we beat them in the final and win the cup, we’ll have beaten a very good team to do so.
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:25 AMComment #9
Maxi’s agent looking for a pay day.
Fella, if that’s the case he’s only available for a fee North of £50m
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:28 AMComment #10
If he goes, it’s ‘cos he wants to and/or isn’t required.
We’ll get someone else!
Doubt he’ll leave.
50m start price!
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:31 AMComment #11
While leaving a hole in our defensive game early on… Better coming on later, as was shown recently. Getting among tired, stretched defenses.
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:33 AMComment #12
£29,000 fine + £85 costs and £2k victims fund + 12 month ban.
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:34 AMComment #13
£27m for Saint Maximin and £60m for a player we’re looking at, who apparently is on a season-long tool down strike; sounds like fairy tale to me.
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:37 AMComment #14
TDS, you’re a facts guy. Apart from historically, can you support your claim that ManU are used to winning things?
Ten Hag yesterday bemoaned the fact that the team hadn’t won anything for either 5 or 7 years. So, given the high turnover of players they’ve had in that time, who exactly in their team has an “experience of winning things”. Serious question as I don’t know.
Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:37 AMComment #15
Adamn, if it had been 40mcg, given tolerances involved, he would have been let off. Basically 1/2 pint (or equivalent) too much.
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:38 AMComment #16
Adam – good insight on Joelinton. So it was just a bit stupid rather than grossly irresponsible. Still obviously a wrong thing to do but it’s likely he thought he’d be under the limit. Wonder if he tested over the limit when back at the police station…presumably he still did.
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:38 AMComment #17
FYI if Joelintons reading had been 40mg he would have been released with a warning. So 3mg’s over is hardly a big thing, yes over but there are degree’s. Wonder what his punishment will be and will it be proportionate to the offence?
Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:39 AMComment #18
I love the “Victim’s Fund”. Who was the victim in this case? Just another tax!
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:40 AMComment #19
Yeah, seems like 2 glasses of wine just barely got him over the limit. Difference of what, maybe having 2 medium glasses as opposed to 1 small and 1 medium?
Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:40 AMComment #20
£29K fine, it will take him until 14:23 to pay that off!
Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:41 AMComment #21
2 large glasses would do it.
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:41 AMComment #22
clap trap ie a trap for claps.
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:42 AMComment #23
‘Geoffrey Forrester, defending, confirmed that Joelinton earns £43,000 a week at Newcastle United.’
I could have sworn Joe was earning more than that? Or is that like after tax or something?
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:43 AMComment #24
Follow up. We’ve got Trippier who won La Liga title. That’s probably it for us, but I’m not sure about their squad at all.
I suspect, come Final day (assuming we win on Tuesday) that both sets of players will be equally nervous, apprehensive and to a degree “up for it”. Wembley will be at full capacity and rocking. It will all be down to who relaxes into their game plan the best on the day.
Personally, I think Eddie has the edge over Ten Hag in exuding calm confidence and will have our guys on the ball. 😉
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:44 AMComment #25
Quick update, from the Mirror….Joelinton has been fined £29,000 and must pay £85 costs and a £2,000 victim surcharge. IMHO this is outrageous and taking advantage of a person who has a very good wage, its just to feed the system, and will not be a deterrent to someone in Joelinton’s position. This is just extorting money from those who can pay.
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:44 AMComment #26
CBob – players like de Gea and Rashford have won trophies at Man Utd haven’t they? Others have won trophies elsewhere. Ten Hag has also won trophies. But there’s also the confidence/arrogance of Man Utd winning trophies because they’re Man Utd. If they’re 2-1 up with 10 minutes to go, I bet they’ll have the attitude that they’ve got this, whereas there will be a lot of nerves with us. Certainly lots of nerves among the fans and it’s going to be a big task for Eddie and the coaches to keep the players on track despite the nervous energy from the crowd.
Historically is such a big thing to tap into. Historically Man Utd are winners, we haven’t won a thing since 1969…
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:45 AMComment #27
ArtyH see #12 above. Punishment details.
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:45 AMComment #28
Ever been to Wembley?
All the atmosphere of…well, something with no atmosphere…space?
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:47 AMComment #29
ArtyH – “ This is just extorting money from those who can pay.” I’m guessing you’re a Tory with a comment like that??
Of course fines should be weighted based on salary! Fine him £200 and that’s nothing! Fine someone on minimum wage £200 and that’s a huge problem.
He’s committed a crime and he’s been punished. That’s the way it works.
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:48 AMComment #30
Size of Jo, probably had a gallon, but barely registered.
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:49 AMComment #31
Marcus Rashford hasn’t won anything with ManU.
David de Gea hasn’t won anything with ManU – his only trophies are as part of Spain squad.
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:51 AMComment #32
CBob – wildly wrong. Rashford has won several cups with Man Utd as has de Gea. Looks like de Gea even won the league with them.
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:51 AMComment #33
Clint, only the old one mate. Best time was Rolling Stones – Bridge over Babylon Tour 50th birthday present from my kids.
I suspect, we’ll create an atmosphere. If our fans can’t then might as well pull it down! 🙂
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:52 AMComment #34
TDS, not according to their profiles on Wiki.
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:52 AMComment #35
Im sure rashford degea were part of mourinhos squad that won 3 trophies
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:53 AMComment #36
If past trophy wins go in your favour, do awful defeats subtract?
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:53 AMComment #37
CBob – scroll down to Honours
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:54 AMComment #38
Sky showed top 5 top speed players in league as mudryk gordon darwin haaland zakaria. Didnt realise they were faster than willock and almiron. Maybe get zakaria for midfield?
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:55 AMComment #39
I think we should get to final first before talking about man u. Im nervous already. First time i wouldn’t mind our infamous 0-0
Jan 26, 2023 at 10:55 AMComment #40
Never went to the rickety old one.
‘we’ did create an atmosphere, but it was only spurs away, so maybe that was why it was so quiet?