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Newcastle transfer news: Allan Saint-Maximin head turned amid Spurs interest

Like an episode of Love Island, Newcastle United star Allan Saint-Maximin has reportedly had his head turned.

That’s according to the Daily Mail, who claim the Frenchman could want to leave the club and earn bigger wages.

Tottenham were recently linked with Saint-Maximin, and the Daily Mail have now added Chelsea into the mix. However, they both reportedly believe that he is valued too high at £40million.

The Daily Mail add that the 25-year-old could be sold by the Magpies to raise funds and boost the club’s summer transfer budget.

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Daily Mail seem desperate for Saint-Maximin to leave Newcastle

This isn’t the first time that Simon Jones from the Daily Mail has claimed that Saint-Maximin could leave Newcastle this summer.

They’ve been banging this drum since April, back when they stated that the Magpies are ready to cash in on the talented winger.

The rumours continued, despite Eddie Howe telling fans not to believe everything they read in the papers.

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It’s only appears to be the Daily Mail that are pushing the ‘Saint-Maximin could leave’ line, but my oh my are they pushing it. Why are they so desperate for him to leave St James’ Park?

ASM needs to justify higher wages

Talk of Saint-Maximin leaving has coincided with claims he wants to earn more money. The Daily Mail believe he is frustrated.

Wages have certainly risen since the change of ownership, with the likes of Kieran Trippier and Bruno Guimaraes joining the club.

Saint-Maximin is also a key player, but his wages don’t reflect that. It’s understandable that he’d want a pay rise, but is he has good as Trippier and Bruno? He hasn’t been since they arrived at St James’ Park.

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That’s not to say he can’t prove he deserves more money. A strong start to the 2022/23 season could force the Toon hierarchy to pay ASM accordingly.

The claim that he could be sold to raise transfer funds also doesn’t make much sense. A £40million departure would give Dan Ashworth more money to spend, but they would still have to find a replacement for Saint-Maximin. So what would be the point?

This once again feels like a nothing story. Saint-Maximin may want more money, but he needs to earn it. And the only way he can do that is by shining in a black and white shirt. Hopefully he does that next season.

As for a move away, don’t bank on it – despite the Daily Mail’s insistence.

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