Newcastle United are reportedly thinking about selling Allan Saint-Maximin this summer.
Reports surfaced over the weekend that the Frenchman could leave St James’ Park at the end of the season. The Daily Mail claimed that Newcastle could cash in for around £50million.
90min have also reported that Saint-Maximin could be sold by the Magpies. They claim that Wolves and Everton are keeping an eye on him.
With plenty of suitors and a player bang out of form, it’s perhaps easy to see why Newcastle would consider selling Saint-Maximin. However, letting him leave St James’ Park could prove to be a huge mistake.
Newcastle must build around Saint-Maximin, not sell him
Saint-Maximin is too important a player to consider selling. He’s been pivotal for the Magpies since his arrival, morphing into a fan favourite.
His skill and dribbling ability will always entice fans, but he’s also a scorer of key goals. He’s delivered at important moments.
Yes, he could be more consistent. His end product could be better. But he has scope for improvement, and that will surely come with better players around him.
Those better players should arrive this summer. Saint-Maximin deserves the chance to prove he can function with them.
Under Steve Bruce, ASM was a talisman. He often carried the entire club on his back and appeared to thrive in this role.
However, he isn’t quite as crucial under Eddie Howe. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t a key player. We’ve certainly missed his ability during his absence.
We haven’t seen the best of Saint-Maximin since the 3-1 win over Everton in February. But up until that point, he’d been one of our best players this season.
With five goals and three assists, he’s been vital in our goalscoring efforts – especially without Callum Wilson.
PIF would be making a huge error if they decide to cash in on Saint-Maximin this summer. He’s a crowd pleaser and a real talent, and a player who can help take the club forward.
Selling him would be a real risk – perhaps one that isn’t worth taking.