Lee Ryder reveals what’s holding up Saint-Maximin deal & says 22-goal star wants NUFC move

According to the Chronicle’s Lee Ryder, Nice are standing firm on their £20m valuation of Allan Saint-Maximin – while Hull City winger Jarrod Bowen is said to be keen on a move to St James’ Park.

On Saint-Maximin, Ryder states that we are yet to submit an acceptable offer for the 22-year-old, but insists that we are still looking to sign the Frenchman – despite the fact he’s been included in their squad for tomorrow’s pre-season clash with Cardiff.

So, it seems we’re keen to sign him, but are intent on haggling on price and landing him for a fee below their £20m price tag. The Joelinton deal may have suggested we’re now happy to spend big, however this sounds like classic Newcastle United regarding what should be a fairly simple deal for Saint-Maximin.

Meanwhile, Lee Ryder claims that Hull City star Jarrod Bowen would be keen on a move to Newcastle United this summer.

He appears to be a potential alternative to Saint-Maximin, with the Chronicle stating that Bruce is an admirer of the right-winger who bagged an impressive 22 Championship goals last season.

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2 thoughts on “Lee Ryder reveals what’s holding up Saint-Maximin deal & says 22-goal star wants NUFC move

  1. I think we’ve offered something like £15m for the Saint, they want £20m.
    We want the player, the player wants to come and they want to sell – so I suspect we’ll meet somewhere in the middle.

    As for Bowen, I would love to see him come in as well, but I think either Atsu or Murphy would have to go to get him in as well.

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  2. Bowen might be the safer option in any case. From what I’ve heard about Saint Max he could very well be more trouble than he’s worth in terms of consistency.

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