Milan Reportedly Interested in Newcastle Unhappy Winger

Milan aren’t pursuing only Nicolò Zaniolo to bolster their frontline, as Allan Saint-Maximin has emerged as an option as well. The Newcastle winger is also a potential replacement for Rafael Leao since he’s primarily a left winger, but he can star in other offensive roles too.

Per Tuttomercatoweb, the Rossoneri are unlikely to do the deal for the Azzurri winger at the conditions set by Roma. They are probing alternatives. The Frenchman no longer has the same pivotal role he had in the past under coach Eddie Howe. A pair of early injuries relegated him to a bench role. He has appeared 12 times in Premier League, making just 4 starts.

Milan already eyed Saint-Maximin before he moved to Newcastle in a €18M transfer in 2019. He earns €4.5M per year, which is right at the edge of what they usually pay to their best players. He’s tied to the Magpies until 2026.

The 25-year-old used to be a linchpin, but that hasn’t been the case this season. He has posted 13 goals and 19 assists in 108 appearances since joining. Despite his good showings over the years, he hasn’t been called up by France yet, which prompted him to take shots at Didier Deschamps.

Our Take on Milan and Saint-Maximin

It’s challenging for Serie A sides to buy from the Premier League, if not outcasts. The buzz probably comes from his agent shopping him around given his demotion. The interesting bit of news is that the Rossoneri might indeed sign an attacker in January after dismissing such notion early on.

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