Allan Saint-Maximin could be at Newcastle United for 'six more years' after journalist's update - pundit
Frank McAvennie has claimed Allan Saint-Maximin could “go down in folklore” if he stays at Newcastle United.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-West Ham striker said Saint-Maximin will be “adored” by fans if he is part of the rebuild at St James’ Park.
According to Chris Waugh of The Athletic (19 July), Tottenham and Chelsea have both made enquiries about the 25-year-old.
The Magpies have put a £40million price tag on the forward which is said to have “extinguished” interest in the player.
The Frenchman has four years left on his contract at St James’ Park.
When asked if he thought Saint-Maximin would be willing to leave, McAvennie told Football Insider: “It depends on whether he wants to be part of the progression there’s going to be at Newcastle.
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“He could be there and go down in folklore by staying there for the rest of his career.
“There’s no problem with getting money now, he doesn’t need to go to get more money because he’ll get it at Newcastle and if he’s part of the progression they’re going to make, he could go down in history.
“Newcastle is a wonderful place to be adored. If I was him I would want to be part of Newcastle because he’s still young enough. He can still be there in five or six years when they’re challenging for the league.
“He’ll be part of it all and he’ll be adored by the fans. Sometimes it’s not about money. And Newcastle will start winning things.“