Allan Saint-Maximin has once again been speaking about his hopes for the future at Newcastle United, and his latest comments point towards possible good and bad news for us fans hoping to see him stay for several years to come.
The good news is that he’s been talking about the upcoming season and what he hopes to achieve with us over the next year – suggesting he is set on spending the 2021/22 campaign on Tyneside despite reports linking him with a big money move to Roma.
On the flip side, he sends another crystal clear warning to Mike Ashley, all but confirming that he won’t be sticking around much longer if we continue to settle for survival, don’t show ambition, attempt to compete for trophies or push towards the top 10.
Sadly, these demands have to be seen as ‘bad news’ while Ashley remains in charge, as I don’t see us pushing for any of the above while the want-away NUFC owner remains at the club – highlighting how vital it is that ambitious buyers emerge before it’s too late as far as ASM’s future is concerned.
Here’s what the Frenchman has had to say in his latest interview:
“I have to be honest, you think about yourself, the most important thing is the club, but I don’t want to fight one more year against relegation or being safe.
“I hope we do more to have more ambition and try to do everything to win trophies and fight for the higher places. It will be great.”
“If we have more players like Joe Willock scoring goals this can change so many things.
“Newcastle aren’t in the right place we should not be fighting against relegation and should be going for the top 10 and looking for a trophy.”
The winger then said this when asked if we had the makings of a good team capable of competing:
“For sure, we’ve seen Callum Wilson, Joe Willock and Miguel Almiron.
“We have started to have a really good team available, Jonjo Shelvey has been doing well.
“Once you have the players available you do better.”
Let’s hope Mike Ashley leaves the club before ASM does!