Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin has long been linked to Serie A, with Milan possessing prior interest during the winter transfer window. However, Napoli have emerged as potential suitors as well, albeit amid strong competition from Saudi Arabia.
Allan Saint-Maximin has not travelled with Newcastle for the game tonight.
Saudi clubs are interested but decision will be up to the player.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 18, 2023
As per Footmercato, Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Ahli, who recently acquired two Premier League stars in Edouard Mendy and Roberto Firmino, are close to luring Saint-Maximin from the Magpies. The proposed salary, in excess of the €12M mark will undoubtedly be difficult to turn down for the Frenchman, but the presence of the Scudetto winners could sway the player’s decision.
New coach Rudi Garcia is reportedly an admirer of Saint-Maximin, with perhaps the idea of using him on the wings alongside Khvicha Kvaratskhelia an exciting prospect to look forward to.
🚨⚫️⚪️🇫🇷 #PL |
◉ Al-Ahli is currently in talks with Newcastle for Allan Saint-Maximin. A verbal offer close to €25m and a contractual offer with a salary of between €12m and €15m.
◉ On Napoli's list if Lozano leaves. Rudi Garcia appreciates him a lot.
◉ Jesper Kaarlson… pic.twitter.com/QMqTBoTeuU
— Santi Aouna (@Santi_J_FM) July 18, 2023
Saint-Maximin could potentially arrive as a direct replacement for Hirving Lozano, who will enter the final year of his contract in 2023/24.
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