As per reports earlier today, Allan Saint-Maximin looks set to sign a new SIX-year deal at St James’ Park.
Great news for the club and a well deserved pay rise for him – especially when you consider how his current wage compares to some of our forgotten men who do next to nothing at Newcastle United.
Craig Hope was the first man to break the news of ASM’s new deal today, with his coming a few months on from his initial report revealing that the Frenchman wanted improved terms after agreeing to £36,000 per week following his £16.5m move from Nice last summer.
If it’s true that he is currently receiving around £36,000 a week, it’s easy to see why he felt worthy of a pay rise. Why? Because that’s believed to be the same sort of wage we’re paying to Achraf Lazaar and Henri Saivet!
The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder once revealed that the pair earn “around £35,000 per week” – something that must’ve made ASM think given both are nowhere near Steve Bruce’s first team and aren’t fit to lace the Frenchman’s boots.
Now, this isn’t so much their fault and more a reflection on the clubs past mistakes, paying over the odds for bang average players on big contracts, however it would seem a farce to ASM’s camp that our star man barely earns more than a forgotten duo who’ve not played since 2017!
Elsewhere, it’s believed Yoshinori Muto earns around £50,000.
Eibar may be paying a chunk of that now, but it’s crazy to think he was comfortably out-earning our best players for 2019/20.