Allan Saint-Maximin is expected to commit his future to Newcastle this summer, but will demand a bumper new deal that would make him one of the highest paid players at the club.
According to the Daily Mail, the 25-year-old would like to be rewarded for his loyalty, by being put on par with the club’s top earners, Kieran Trippier and Bruno Guimaraes.
It’s understood that potential suitors have been deterred by the £50 million price tag that Newcastle had placed on the Frenchman, which they would’ve been willing to accept.
Saint-Maximin had previously been linked with moves to Liverpool, Aston Villa and back to France, but he’ll now commit to the Newcastle project if the right contract offer is proposed.
Eddie Howe has made it clear that the winger is a big part of his plans, and after an up-and-down season, Saint-Maximin will look to kick on in the next campaign, where he’ll likely be surrounded by more quality.
He arrived in the summer of 2019 from Nice for a fee rising to £20 million with add-ons, and has scored 12 goals in 93 appearances across three seasons.
Despite still having three years remaining on his current deal, the former Saint-Etienne man feels he has risen in importance to the club since his initial move, and deserves a new deal.
Over his time on Tynside, Saint-Maximin has developed an intimate relationship with the Newcastle supporters, becoming a fan favourite for his charismatic personality and flamboyant playing style. The club will be desperate to tie him down.
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