A report claims that Paris Saint-Germain have joined a growing list of clubs interested in the Frenchman, which also includes a few of England’s top six sides.
The piece states that PSG know the 23-year-old from his time with Nice but that they have been impressed with how he has improved this season.
This news has annoyed many Newcastle fans, who hope that the club can keep hold of Saint-Maximin.
Do you think Saint-Maximin will end up at PSG?
No, not a chnace
Yes, if they make the right offer
Hands off our ASM Bring on the Takeover soon as so we can build a team around him.
— Adam White (@Adam_B_White) July 4, 2020
— ?? ella ?? (@nufcfootballl) July 4, 2020
Qatar trying to unsettle our players now. Starting to develop a genuine hatred for them.
— Geordie Joe (@GJ_1892) July 4, 2020
Newcastle are in the middle of a takeover by Amanda Staveley’s Saudi-backed consortium, with Saudi Arabia and Qatar currently involved in geopolitical conflict.
With Qatar Sports Investments owning PSG, many Newcastle fans are hoping that the takeover will go through so that they won’t sell the Frenchman to the Ligue 1 giants.
another reason they won’t want the saudis in. get this takeover done now
— Wayne heathwaite (@Wayneheathwaite) July 4, 2020
Trying to get him before there biggest enemy take control and block every PSG move for a #NUFC player
— JordxnT (@JxrdanT97) July 4, 2020
Will be fun when PIF are the new owners negotiating with the PSG owners.
— leigh smith (@geordieleighs) July 4, 2020
Not selling to Qatar liars
— CheekyNUFC ??-NUFC (@CheekyNUFC) July 4, 2020
Qatar is trying to kill us
— Noah (@NUFCNoah) July 4, 2020
Saint-Maximin has earned an average rating of 7.32/10 in the Premier League this season (as per WhoScored), and he has scored four goals and provided seven assists in all competitions, according to Transfermarkt.
So, even though PSG might be interested, it seems unlikely that Newcastle would be willing to sell him.