Allan Saint-Maximin gives Newcastle a transfer warning as he insists he does not want another relegation battle ahead of £40m summer transfer speculation… after Steve Bruce admitted it is ‘inevitable’ clubs will come in for their star man
- Allan Saint-Maximin is Newcastle’s best player and returned from injury in April
- He helped the team go unbeaten and they are now all-but-safe from the drop
- He has warned that he does not want to go through another relegation battle
- Steve Bruce admits there will be interest in the £40million-rated attacker
Allan Saint-Maximin has warned Newcastle they must improve or face losing him after he insisted he does not want to go through another relegation battle.
The talented Frenchman is the Magpies’ best player and has been linked with a £40million move away, with Steve Bruce even admitting it is ‘inevitable’ there will be interest in him.
And although Saint-Maximin confirmed he wants to continue at St James’ Park, he hinted that things must improve if he is to see out his long contract until 2026.
Allan Saint-Maximin has warned that he doesn’t want to be in another relegation battle
Steve Bruce has admitted there will likely be interest in his star man come the summer
Speaking ahead of Friday night’s clash at Leicester, he said: ‘I hope we don’t fight again to not go down. For me, Newcastle should not have to fight for this, you know?
‘My ambition is to go up with the club. It’s what I always say when we talk with the players. We have a good team, but in the Premier League it’s not good enough to have only a good team.
‘Every team has some good players… this sometimes is hard, but for my future, I know I need to play and play good football.’
Saint-Maximin returned from injury in April and helped the team stay unbeaten throughout
Newcastle lost against Arsenal last time out but are now all-but-safe from relegation
When Saint-Maximin returned from injury, Newcastle were in real threat of relegation but his return has coincided with an improved run of results.
After an unbeaten April, they are now on the verge of securing their spot in next season’s Premier League.
Within that run of results, the forward scored a brilliant goal and got an assist off the bench against Burnley to secure Newcastle’s first win in eight matches.
They then followed that up with a victory over high-flying West Ham and a draw with reigning champions Liverpool.