£300m Saudi takeover set to be make or break as Arsenal plan Allan Saint-Maximin move – Report

According to the Northern Echo’s Scott Wilson, Arsenal are lining up a big summer move for Allan Saint-Maximin – but there’s a catch.

He reports that their bid will be reliant on the proposed Saudi takeover being rejected, with the North London side believing they’d have no chance of prising Newcastle’s biggest asset away if ambitious new owners arrived.

Should these claims be true, this is yet another example of how important it is for us that this deal is passed by the Premier League.

Under new owners we may actually show ambition, both in our ability to sign top players and keep our star men, however this just shows how we’d be open to more Mike Ashley asset stripping should any £300m deal collapse ahead of the summer transfer window.

Arsenal are now one of several clubs to be credited with an interest in the in-form Frenchman over the past week, with Tottenham, PSG and Napoli also being linked over the weekend.

The Northern Echo claim ASM features ‘prominently’ on Mikel Arteta’s wanted list, with the piece revealing how Arsenal’s scouting team having delivered a ‘series of positive reports’ after watching the 23-year-old talent closely in his debut season in England.

The stakes felt high enough as it is over the approval / disapproval of this Saudi-backed bid, but they just went up another notch if this proves to be true…

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8 thoughts on “£300m Saudi takeover set to be make or break as Arsenal plan Allan Saint-Maximin move – Report

  1. I disapprove of my club (Arsenal) making noises about recruiting your player who is under contract.
    Any approach should be private to NUFC. It is disrespectful to talk openly about signing one of your players.
    On the other hand, bin Salman is a murderer and the country he rules bombs civilians in Yemen, crucifies political opponents, nailing up their body parts in market places, oppresses women … and on and on. However much I love my club, and I do, I would not be prepared to buy success for them at the price of murdered children. At the risk of offending the ghost of Bill Shankly, football actually isn’t as important as life and death. If all you can think about is how much blood money could improve your team, you need to take a hard look at yourself.


  2. Hilarious D.K. Kirby, I hope the Saudis don’t read your comments and pop round and hack your genitals off with a tablespoon.


  3. It will make no difference as st max will be in his forties by the time the pl make any decision, think they hope it will just go away ar__ h__es!!!!


  4. D. K. Kirkby

    I presume you’ve also let your feelings re. the “bombing of civilians in Yemen” be known to our government, as it’s arms supplied to the Saudis by OUR government in OUR countrybeing used for said bombing? No? No problem either with your club’s sponsorship by Emirates, a country widely accepted to having Human Rights issues of it’s own!


  5. This just had to happen to Newcastle they were never going to attract american investors as the sound of the geordie accent makes americans bleed from nose, eyes and ears. A few clubs need to look at the history of some of their owners Abramovich at Chelsea for one, a close friend of V Putin who thinks nothing of releasing a deadly nerve agent in an English market town .


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