EXCLUSIVE: Newcastle look to sell Saint-Maximin this window

Steve Kay
Steve Kay
  • Updated: 3 Jul 2023 11:31 BST
  • 3 min read
Allan Saint-Maximin, Newcastle, 2021/22
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Newcastle manager Eddie Howe wants to move on Allan Saint-Maximin this summer window.

We are told that the Magpies winger is now surplus to requirements at the club and they are hoping to bolster funds by making a sale, though the club are struggling to shift him.

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Sources close to the club believe that they would do better with the money they can receive Saint-Maximin.

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The winger enjoyed a superb number of seasons under former Newcastle boss Steve Bruce but has struggled for game-time under Howe, which is partly due to injury woes.

Newcastle are set to announce the signing of Sandro Tonali from AC Milan after sporting director Dan Ashworth flew to the Italian city to deal a seal.

The midfielder will arrive for a reported £55million as the club look to shape up the centre of the park.

Newcastle are also in the hunt for a No.10 who can also play on the flanks. The club missed out on James Maddison, who joined Tottenham for around £40m.

It was thought that Dominik Szoboszlai was their alternative target, but Liverpool agreed to meet RB Leipzig’s £60m release clause and the Hungarian pushed for a move to Anfield to work under Jurgen Klopp.

The player has now arrived on Merseyside having completed a move to Liverpool. His arrival marks the Reds' second incoming transfer following Alexis Mac Allister’s switch from Brighton earlier in the window.

Gordon piles praise on Tonali

Tonali is set to be announced as Newcastle's first addition
© ProShots - Tonali is set to be announced as Newcastle's first addition

It comes after Anthony Gordon has described Tonali as ‘one of the top midfielders in the world’ ahead of his switch from AC Milan.

Speaking to the Chronicle, he said: “I knew him from his early days at Brescia.

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“I remember seeing some clips of him before he went to AC Milan. He has excelled and is one of the top midfielders in the world.

“It shows the direction we [Newcastle United] are going in. I’m really looking forward to playing with him.”

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