Newcastle United is ready to listen to offers for striker Allan Saint-Maximin in the summer.
Maximin has become a huge fans’ favorite since signing for the Magpies from Nice in 2019but Eddie Howe feels he can do without him as he seeks to revamp the side in the summer.
According to the Daily Mail, Howe is understood to have lined up several transfer targets as potential replacements, with Nottingham Forest winger Brennan Johnson and Bayer Leverkusen star Moussa Diaby among the names being linked with a move to the North East.
Newcastle manager Howe denies plans to sell Saint-Maximin after Aston Villa links: “I’ve got a great relationship with Maxi. I’ve really enjoyed working with him”. ⚪️ #NUFC
“He’s an incredible talent and of course he has a long-term future at the club”.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 7, 2022
Brighton’s Leandro Trossard is also a potential target, whilst Newcastle are said to be keen on the Belgian’s teammate Yves Bissouma as the Magpies look to bolster their central midfield options.
Saint-Maximin’s sale could bring in a significant fee, despite the winger’s struggle for a consistent end product with the 25-year-old having scored just 12 goals in 86 appearances for Newcastle.