Newcastle United fans won’t thank Mike Ashley and Steve Bruce for a lot of things – and the failure to sign Maxwel Cornet is looking like another oversight of the previous regime.

The French winger is currently having a really good time in the Premier League with Burnley.

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Maxwel Cornet (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

The Clarets are struggling a bit as a collective, but their summer signing from Lyon has really hit the ground running.

It’s actually gone under the radar a little as to how well he has started at Turf Moor.

So far, Cornet has made nine appearances for the club. In his seven Premier League games, he has scored five goals.

Only Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Jamie Vardy and Michail Antonio have more than him in the competition.

He was on target again on Saturday in the 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace.

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Maxwel Cornet (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

It was an absolutely thumping drive that gave Vicente Guaita absolutely no chance.

His latest exploits led striker Chris Wood to laud his teammate and say the club are lucky to have him.


Burnley’s gain appears to be Newcastle’s loss.

90min had reported towards the end of the summer transfer window that the Magpies were considering a bid.

Of course back then, the club was still under the control of Ashley.

Newcastle look to have missed out on a star in Maxwel Cornet

Ultimately, no bid was forthcoming from Newcastle for Maxwel Cornet.

In the end, Burnley seemingly had a relatively stress-free time landing the Ivory Coast international.

BBC Sport report that he cost the club just under £13 million, which is already looking like peanuts.

Maxwel Cornet fires his shot past Vicente Guaita
Maxwel Cornet (Photo by Dave Howarth – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Of course, Newcastle’s problems this season have mainly revolved around the defence.

But Cornet is already tearing it up, and is most definitely showing what Newcastle have missed out on.

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