Paul Robinson has suggested that Allan Saint-Maximin may leave Newcastle United if the proposed takeover in the North East falls through.
Would Saint-Maximin leave if the Newcastle takeover is not completed?
The former Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur and England international keeper reacted to a claim from the Daily Mail that Spurs and Paris Saint Germain are interested in possibly bringing him in in the upcoming summer transfer window.
As per the outlet, the Lilywhites are willing to offer Danny Rose, currently on loan at St. James’ Park from Jose Mourinho’s team, along with Juan Foyth plus money for the player.
However, Robinson told Football Insider that he does not think that Saint-Maximin would fit in at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and that his future at the Tyneside club would depend on the prospective £300 million deal between Mike Ashley and Amanda Staveley’s Saudi Arabian-led group:
“Spurs do not need him.
“There is only so many players that can play on a football pitch and they already have a wealth of talent there.
“Saint-Maximin is having an outstanding season and he is going to attract interest from a lot of places but it all depends on what happens at Newcastle with the takeover.
“If they do get this influx of money and they can match other teams wages and rebuff big transfer offers then I think it will be really, really important for Newcastle to keep hold of him. He has proven to be a top-class player.”
Indeed, the 23-year old has impressed so far in the 2019/20 season, scoring three goals and making four assists in 22 games in the Premier League, whilst also creating eight big chances and averaging 4.6 successful dribbles and 1.3 key passes per match, according to Sofascore.
It is perhaps safe to say then that the French winger has hugely helped his side in their battle to avoid the drop, as they are now mathematically safe from relegation with matches still left to play in the top flight.
However, his impressive displays in England’s highest division may attract some interest from elsewhere with the likes of THFC and PSG, so it may be a battle to keep him if the bid does not go through as Robinson suggests.
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