An update has emerged on Newcastle United and their chances of landing Maxwel Cornet in the summer transfer window…
Chronicle reporter Lee Ryder has revealed that the Magpies have been given the green light to snap up a deal for the Ivorian attacker.
The Athletic’s David Ornstein previously claimed that the Burnley magician has a £17.5m relegation clause in his contract that will be available for clubs to activate before the end of August.
Now, just imagine how exciting it would be to have Cornet and Saint-Maximin on the wings for the Toon next season.
Both players are dynamic, skilful, players who are capable of making things happen in the final third with their ability on the ball.
The Newcastle winger produced five goals and five assists in 31 Premier League starts for the club as he averaged a SofaScore rating of 6.94. He created seven ‘big chances’ in total and made 1.4 key passes per game as he showed off his ability to score and create goals.
Cornet, meanwhile, caught the eye for Burnley as he played in a multitude of positions; left-back, left-midfield, and striker. The gem, who was dubbed a “fabulous finisher” by Owen Hargreaves, scored an impressive nine goals in 21 top-flight starts, proving that he has the quality to score goals on a consistent basis.
He can offer a huge goalscoring threat out wide and that is something Eddie Howe’s side lacked in the Premier League last term. No winger scored more than five goals and Callum Wilson was the top scorer overall with eight strikes, which means that the Ivorian would have been the standout goalscorer for the Toon.
Imagine Saint-Maximin running down one wing to deliver a cross and Cornet arriving at the far post to finish it off with a volley. They have the potential to terrorise opposition defences and that is why PIF must pounce on this opportunity to snap the Burnley man up in the coming weeks.
Howe must push the board to make this deal happen as they have been given the green light to do so and they can secure a superb, exciting, wing duo in doing so.