Report: Newcastle are not open to selling Allan Saint-Maximin this month
Report: Newcastle are not open to selling Allan Saint-Maximin this month
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Report: Newcastle are not open to selling Allan Saint-Maximin this month

Allan Saint-Maximin has been linked with a move away from Newcastle United this week, but the Magpies reportedly have no plans to get rid of the Frenchman between now and the end of the January transfer window.

That is according to the Telegraph, who have reinforced that Saint-Maximin is not for sale this month.

There have been reports that AC Milan are interested in signing the 25-year-old, while a different reporter from the Telegraph stated that Nottingham Forest asked about bringing Maxi to the City Ground.

Elsewhere, the Daily Mail reported that Newcastle will consider getting rid of their number 10 if Anthony Gordon moves to St James’ Park, while 90min stated that ASM was not too happy about the club’s interest in signing a new forward.

But Telegraph reporter Luke Edwards has played down these claims, writing that ‘senior sources’ have ‘strenuously denied’ speculation that Saint-Maximin could leave the club in the next few days.

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The report adds that Newcastle feel that someone is trying to unsettle the mercurial talent, who was heavily linked with an exit during the summer transfer window as well. A lot of those stories came from the same reporters, and it ultimately led to Saint-Maximin remaining at St James’ Park.

Allan Saint-Maximin is still a key player at Newcastle

While speculation over his future continues, all Saint-Maximin can do is focus on his football.

He produced a wonderful cameo on Tuesday night, thriving off the bench in the 1-0 Carabao Cup win over Southampton. The attacker caused the Saints real problems, and delighted Eddie Howe with his performance.

It has been a long time since we have seen Saint-Maximin play at that level. It has been a tough season for him, with injury keeping him on the sidelines.

But Newcastle have excelled without him, making it incredibly difficult for him to get back in the starting lineup. However, Tuesday night’s performance was the first hint that he could be back in the side.

Saint-Maximin can be a difference maker in black and white, and Howe is going to need more players like that between now and the end of the season. Teams are wising up to his, and defending deep to prevent us from scoring. It is up to us to break down these stubborn defences, and that is something Saint-Maximin is certainly capable of.

He is a fan favourite on Tyneside, and Newcastle are a better team when he is playing well. Hopefully a rich vein of form is on the horizon, with Saint-Maximin’s future lying in the North East.