Speaking to The Transfer Tavern, former Newcastle defender Steve Howey has urged Allan Saint-Maximin to remain at the club this summer with a two-word message – “just wait”.
Whilst the Frenchman is yet to show regular consistency or produce good numbers for the Magpies, his incredible pace and skill set make him an asset to most Premier League sides.
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Saint-Maximin managed three goals and five assists in 25 league appearances, which is the same amount he racked up last season.
Six of those eight goal contributions came across a seven-game spell, including an equaliser at Old Trafford and a crucial goal and assist off the bench to help Newcastle to three season-changing points at Burnley, which boosted their survival hopes in April.
Saint-Maximin sent a warning to Newcastle earlier this month about his future, suggesting that the club are better than fighting against relegation, with Steve Bruce conceding bids are likely to arrive for him.
And whilst Howey understands his frustrations, he told the speedy attacker to wait until the adoring fans return to St James’ Park next season.
He exclusively told The Transfer Tavern:
“You see little clips of him and he’s very good. Will he be tempted to move? Probably.
“I haven’t read into his interviews about what he’s been saying, but if he is thinking, just wait. Wait until the fans come back because if you produce some of the stuff that you are, you will not leave because they will absolutely adore you.
“I think there’s nothing better than being at a club where the supporters absolutely love you.”
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