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Newcastle United preparing to sacrifice fan-favourite star for £50million this summer

Allan Saint-Maximin being replaced by Miguel Almiron

Newcastle United are reportedly willing to offload fan favourite Allan Saint-Maximin for around £50million this summer, along with more outgoings.

The Magpies have begun their ascent from the foot of the table of late. Indeed, they are currently 15th in the league, and nine points above the drop zone.

Many players have stepped up since Eddie Howe took charge of the club. New signings: Kieran Trippier, Bruno Guimaraes, Chris Wood and Dan Burn have all made an impact.

One star who has been proving himself in a Newcastle shirt before this season, though, is Saint-Maximin. The Frenchman has contributed to 26 goals during his time with the Magpies.

Furthermore, he has become a fan favourite in the North East. Despite the quality he has shown over the past three seasons, it appears Newcastle are willing to ship him out.

That is according to The Daily Mail, who suggest the Magpies are willing to listen to offers in the region of £50million for the forward.

Given the impact he has had at St James’ Park, it is a surprise that Newcastle would want to see the back of him.

It should not be difficult for the star to find a club who want to take him on board. The report suggests that Aston Villa are keen on Saint-Maximin.

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The Frenchman is not the only player who is reportedly being put up for sale.

As many as ten Newcastle players could walk out of the exit door in the coming months.

Saint-Maximin sale among fundraising efforts

Matt Ritchie, Allan Saint-Maximin, Emil Krafth, Newcastle celeb during Premier League clash v Manchester City

The potential sale of Saint-Maximin is an apparent attempt from Newcastle’s owners to raise funds for the summer.

They are reportedly willing to put a small sum of their money in to improve the squad. Indeed, that figure is reported to be around £60million.

While it is no secret that the owners are vastly wealthy, they do not want to pump ridiculous money into transfers. As such, the sale of Saint-Maximin and other players will be important to raise funds for transfers.

A number of players that may become part of the new-look Magpies squad have reportedly already been identified.

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