Boss reveals if £50m Frenchman could be joining Arsenal this month
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has revealed that he doesn’t expect to lose any of his first-team players in the January winter window – with Arsenal still linked with Allan Saint-Maximin.
Shakhtar Donetsk value Ukraine winger Mykhailo Mudryk similarly to Manchester United’s £84million recruit Antony – and they will not be allowing him to leave for much less than that valuation.
The Gunners have had two offers rejected and that has led to speculation in the media that Arsenal may walk away from the deal and turn their attentions to someone else – someone like Saint-Maximin.
Maximin has been one of the best wingers in the Premier League for the last few seasons and is a player that Arsenal have been linked with on numerous occasions – but an official offer has never been made.
However – despite all the speculation that a cheeky offer made be made this January – Howe has opened up and admitted that he does not believe any of his players will leave this month.
He said: “There is not a huge desire in me to sell anyone this window but, and there is always a but, it depends on what’s presented to you.
“You can have an idea of keeping the group together then something comes left field that you or the club thinks is a good deal to do.
“Certainly, my intention is to develop what we have, rather than lose anybody.
“I don’t think we’re necessarily at the stage of being overloaded with numbers or overloaded with quality. That’s my intention as I sit here now.”
Saint-Maximin is in a side that is now competing at the very top of the game – so yes. we doubt he will leave this month.
However – money talks and honestly a big offer and a massive wage payment could change that
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