Newcastle United tipped to sanction Saint-Maximin exit after news - pundit

By Paddy Kenny

12th May, 2022 | 8:38am

Newcastle told to accept 'big' Allan Saint-Maximin offer amid 'uncalled for' development - pundit

Newcastle United should cash in on Allan Saint-Maximin if an offer comes in this summer.

That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider with the winger at the centre of fresh controversy.

In a recent interview, Saint-Maximin, 24, criticised his teammates and suggested he would have more goals and assists if he was surrounded by better players.

On Twitter (6 May) he claimed his quotes were taken out of context and on the same day Eddie Howe confirmed the Frenchman had apologised to his teammates.

According to the Daily Mail (2 April), the Magpies will listen to £50million offers for Saint-Maximin when the transfer window re-opens this summer.

Kenny insists Newcastle should accept any offer that comes close to that reported £50million fee.

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“I mean, think about what £50million can get you,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“Look at some of the players you can sign for £50million at the moment. I don’t think Newcastle would think twice about selling him if that offer comes in.

“The interview, it’s just something you don’t do. It’s just uncalled for at his point and it’s right that he has been forced to apologise.

“If you look at his stats as well, no goals and one assist in his last 13 games. That’s nowhere near good enough for me.

“We know he has the ability but in some of these games, he should have been contributing more.

“I would sell him if that big offer comes in but I don’t see it coming in because he hasn’t exactly been pulling up trees.”

Saint-Maximin has scored five goals and registered four assists in 31 Premier League appearances this season.

He has made 91 total appearances for the club.

In other news, a finance guru has revealed a Newcastle United drama has forced chiefs to ‘sever ties’ with a top executive.