Paul Merson has claimed in his latest column for Sportskeeda that Allan Saint-Maximin has no reason to be looking to leave Newcastle United.
Over the summer there was talk of Newcastle potentially willing to listen to offers for their French winger despite him enjoying his best season in the final third since arriving in England with 10 goal involvements.
This then led to reports claiming that Tottenham Hotspur indeed held an interest in Saint-Maximin, however, nothing ended up coming to fruition and the winger ended up starting this season in great form with two assists and a goal in four starts before injury struck him down last month.
Despite talk being rife about his future over the summer, Merson has explained why Saint-Maximin doesn’t need to be looking for a move away from Newcastle.
‘Allan Saint-Maximin is a player who has enhanced his reputation this season, but he needs to keep going at it to cement his status as a proven match-winner in the Premier League.
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If he adds goals and assists to his name consistently, the so-called ‘big teams’ will definitely be after him. That said, he’s already at a massive club and the fans love him, so there’s no need for him to push for a transfer at this point in time.’
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Reports over the summer transfer window suggested that Newcastle would be willing to accept offers in the region of £40 million for Saint-Maximin, which in hindsight, would have been atrocious business given that Chelsea were willing to pay £60 million for Anthony Gordon.
Saint-Maximin may well have dreams and desires to play European football once again. and under the ownership of PIF and if Newcastle can continue progressing as a club, there’s no reason as to why that can’t be achieved on Tyneside.
PIF have already proved to fans and players that they mean business with the signings of Sven Botman, Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak costing well over £120 million, so as Merson said, there really is no reason for the Frenchman to leave Tyneside anytime soon.