With Steve Bruce having to raise funds if he wants to increase his tiny £10 million budget, selling Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin can’t be ruled out as clubs will be looking at them – that’s according to Newcastle United legend Steve Howey.
It was no surprise that the Magpies’ upturn in form last season coincided with both Saint-Maximin and Wilson returning from injury, and especially the Frenchman who was in good form when he returned netting one goal and setting up two in the final eight games of the season.
Is Saint-Maximin worth £60 million?
There have been reports suggesting that the Magpies don’t want to sell Saint-Maximin and have thus slapped a £50 million price tag on him because of his importance to the side and the fact that he only signed a new six-year deal in 2020.
It is something Newcastle fans dare not to think about – losing their two-star players no matter who they replace them with – but Howey believes that it can’t be ruled out as bigger clubs will be looking at them this summer, as he told This is Futbol:
“Well, really they have two players that they won’t be looking to move on but clubs will be looking at them, and that’s Saint-Maximin and Wilson.”
After they both impressed in a generally poor Newcastle side, their agents may be entertaining calls from other clubs in search of getting their players bigger moves away, both in terms of footballing ability and financially.
However, as Howey said, the club will not be actively looking to sell their two-star players but if Bruce does get desperate then he may have the horrible task of waving goodbye to one of Wilson or Saint-Maximin.