Allan Saint-Maximin is still on Newcastle United’s radar, and if the latest reports coming from France are to be believed, the Magpies have received a boost in the chase for their long-time target.
According to L’Equipe, via GFFN, OGC Nice have lowered their asking price for the player from €40m to €25m (£35.9m to £22.4m) for two reasons.
Patrick Vieira allegedly wants to get rid of the player due to his bad behaviour, with the report citing Saint-Maximin’s selfishness and lack of work ethic.
Watch Newcastle United Live Streams With StreamFootball.tv Below
The Ligue 1 outfit have also set their sights on two wingers this summer, and want to sell the 22 year-old to raise funds.
But, of course, it is the first reason that has the Toon Army leaning against this swoop. The young winger averaged an incredible 4.2 dribbles per game last term, but the last thing fans want is a another player in the same vein as Hatem Ben Arfa.
You can see some of their reactions in the tweets below…
The last thing i would want now is a player with attitude problems
— Adrian (@Adrian____29) 22 July 2019
Here we go again, signing the type of players that got us relegated
— Geordie_Ingham (@Geordie_Ingham) 22 July 2019
Do we really want someone like that at NUFC
— Barry Thomas (@bazza080808) 22 July 2019
Not great that he has Attitide Problems?
— J A M E S D A G G E T T (@JamesDaggettx) 22 July 2019
What could possibly go wrong.
— The Honest Johns (@TheHonestJohns) 22 July 2019
Why would we want someone with a bad attitude, that could upset the whole club?
— MacToTheFuture (@Petermccarthy84) 22 July 2019
A moody french winger…we haven’t had one for a while, definitely needed in the squad
— kabir sangha (@KabiSangh26) 22 July 2019
That’s the big issue for me, can’t have bad eggs in a relegation battle
— Brucey Bonus (@goneforaburton6) July 22, 2019