£50 million rated ASM is ‘utterly correct’ to publicly issue transfer message to Newcastle board
Allan Saint-Maximin is ‘utterly correct’ to publicly call on Newcastle United to invest this summer to ensure the club avoids another scrap for safety.
Newcastle United spent some serious money last summer transfer window and added some very decent players, but for some strange reason they were once again in a relegation battle that they should not have been in.
In recent weeks the Frenchman has spoken to several media outlets to sound a warning to the United hierarchy that his ambitions are much more than simply avoiding the drop every year, and the Chronicle Live’s John Gibson believes that the Frenchman is entitled to voice his concerns.
Speaking on The Everything is Black and White Podcast, Gibbo said: “This is a huge club with a massive following and there is always a base to build on but how often do we see that base wasted?
“That is what infuriates me.
“That’s not what I want to see – and you look at what Allan Saint-Maximin has said, he doesn’t want to fight relegation every year.
“He’s said he wants to see other players of Willock’s quality brought into the club but the point may be that we may not have Willock!
“Why should a boy from France, who hasn’t got the allegiance of being a local and therefore is desperate to see the club above anyone else, why should he or anyone else of that nature stick around if Newcastle aren’t going to make some effort to improve.
“A footballer’s career is very short and Saint-Maximin is coming up to the best years of his career and he’s got every right to make the best of it – and we, as supporters are sick of waiting as well. ”