Revealed: Just 22% of Newcastle fans want to sign Saint-Maximin

Newcastle fans have been discussing a move for West Ham target Allan Saint-Maximin, but it seems fans would much rather opt for a familiar face instead.

Recent reports suggested West Ham could target Nice wonderkid Saint-Maximin this summer, but Newcastle are also on the hunt for a speedy new winger.

The Hammers need someone to replace the pace and spark lost by the injury to Manuel Lanzini, but the French wonderkid would be a great fit on Tyneside too.

The Magpies had tremendous success with their loan move for Kenedy, as the feisty Brazilian was instrumental in moving the Magpies up the table.

With Chelsea likely demanding upwards of £20m for the Brazilian though, Benitez and Newcastle may be forced to look elsewhere.

Saint-Maximin is similar to Kenedy in many ways, as he loves to use his electric pace to beat players one-on-one.

The young Frenchman possesses a better final ball than the Chelsea man, and his pace could be lethal latching on to long through balls from Jonjo Shelvey.

Fans aren’t convinced though, as a whopping 78 per cent opted for Kenedy instead.

The Brazilian has of course already proven he has the physicality required to compete in the Premier League, perhaps what is turning fans away from the electric Saint-Maximin.

You can find the full poll results down below…