Newcastle United will listen to offers for winger Allan Saint-Maximin after deciding that he does not warrant a new contract and that he does not have a long-term future at the club, TEAMtalk understands.
Saint-Maximin established himself as a fan favourite at Newcastle after joining the Magpies from French club Nice in August 2019. During the gloomy days of Steve Bruce’s reign he provided a rare source of excitement and entertainment.
Saint-Maximin will have been delighted to see the club get taken over by ambitious new owners in October 2021. He will have been expecting the club to sign a host of top players in order to create a solid team around him.
However, the Frenchman’s influence has gradually waned under Bruce’s replacement Eddie Howe. Saint-Maximin is no longer a guaranteed starter in attack, with Howe also able to use Joelinton, Miguel Almiron, Anthony Gordon and Jacob Murphy in wide areas.
And now Saint-Maximin’s future at Newcastle is under severe threat. TEAMtalk has been told that Newcastle will not be offering the forward the new contract he has been asking for, while they will also not stand in his way if a sufficient offer arrives for him.
Howe is looking to bring in more forward options during the next transfer window. And Saint-Maximin is one of those who will be sacrificed to create space in the squad.
Newcastle refuse to offer star new contract
The 26-year-old’s representatives have asked for Newcastle to look into a new deal, with his current terms due to expire in 2025. Saint-Maximin wants a longer contract with better pay, but Newcastle are not convinced he has a long-term future on Tyneside and will resultantly listen to offers.
TEAMtalk understands there was interest from the Middle East in January and that could be an option again for Saint-Maximin this summer.