Allan Saint-Maximin Has Brilliant Response To News Premier League Star Will Not Be Joining Newcastle
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Allan Saint-Maximin had a brilliant response to news that compatriot Lucas Digne will not be joining him at Newcastle.
The left-back has fallen out of favour under Rafa Benitez and Everton and looks nailed on to leave Goodison Park in the January transfer window.
On Wednesday, it was reported that the Magpies had tabled a £22.5 million bid for Digne, with Sean Longstaff offered to Everton in the deal.
Newcastle have made a £22.5m bid for Lucas Digne, with Sean Longstaff offered to Everton as part of the deal.— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 5, 2022
However left-back Digne has indicated he would prefer a move elsewhere, with London duo Chelsea & West Ham interested #NUFC
However, it's emerged that Digne is not interested in moving to Tyneside and according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, there is "no way" a deal happens.
Lucas Digne will leave Everton, never been in doubt. Three Premier League clubs interested, next week will be key - Chelsea are still waiting to decide on LB situation. 🇫🇷 #EFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 7, 2022
Again, Digne will not join Newcastle. No way - and Lille are still hoping to keep Sven Botman. #NUFC pic.twitter.com/fbuQ7gaoDy
Magpies star Saint-Maximin, always active on social media, felt the needed to double-check with the Italian journalist.
Ok Fabrizio just to clarify, is Lucas Digne going to join Newcastle ? https://t.co/15ueJUpWGz— Allan Saint-Maximin (@asaintmaximin) January 8, 2022
Yes, you don’t know sarcasm 😂— Allan Saint-Maximin (@asaintmaximin) January 8, 2022
Digne is also courting interest from other Premier League sides. Chelsea, having seen Ben Chilwell ruled out for the season, are said to be keen on the former Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain man to strengthen their options on the left side of defence.
The 28-year-old has not played for Everton since December 1 and was frozen out after an argument with Benitez over tactics.
He was an unused substitute for Everton's last game, where they were beaten 3-2 by Brighton at home.
Benitez has confirmed Digne has asked to leave he Toffees.
Speaking in his press conference, Benitez said: “We have some conversations. He told me what he thought. So what do you expect the manager to do when a player is thinking about leaving?
"We need commitment. We don’t need enquiries. I am not in charge of the negotiations but when someone is asking, they have to commit themselves and say ‘I will buy’.”
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