Loads of Newcastle fans have been reacting to a report claiming they were pursuing Allan Saint-Maximin this summer, and let’s just say they’re not surprised the move didn’t go through.
According to reports in France, Liverpool, Sevilla and Newcastle were all eyeing moves for Nice wonderkid Saint-Maximin this summer.
Liverpool eventually opted for Xherdan Shaqiri, but the report claims both Newcastle and Sevilla actually made offers for the 21 year-old.
Saint-Maximin plays mostly from the left, so this could explain why the Magpies delayed so much in making a loan move for Kenedy.
The Chelsea youngster has not had the same effect on Tyneside this season as he did when he joined in January, so it could have been a huge mishap to lose out on Saint-Maximin.
The 21 year-old is absolutely rapid, and has played at every level of youth football for France.
Mike Ashley takes plenty of stick for not getting Rafael Benitez’s targets, and lots of fans have been reacting to this disappointing report.
You can see some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
You mean they made a very derisory offer which was seen as an insult
— Anonymous (@anonymousChap9) September 20, 2018
I nearly booked a trip to Paris last week.
— Marc Wailes (@MarcWailes) September 20, 2018
Is it April 1st already
— Mr Potato Head™ (@aborisdrone) September 20, 2018
Blimey. It certainly does make you think where we would be in the league right now had Rafa been given the funds he needed. I bet we would be pushing for a Euro spot instead of sitting uncomfortably in the bottom 3. Cheers Mike.
— Mark T. Fleming. (@NorthernSoulMod) September 20, 2018
This is shocking. We’re usually so good at getting deals done.
— Liam (@ldabbs89) September 20, 2018
Could insert hundreds of names into that headline
— Neil C (@onlytooninciren) September 20, 2018