Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin is in talks to leave the club as Eddie Howe acknowledges the impact of Financial Fair Play on the club.
The fan favorite, who joined the club back in 2019 from Nice, has been linked with a summer move to Al Ahli with a $28m offer being tabled according to the French newspaper L’Equipe.
Allan Saint-Maximin set for Newcastle exit door
Saint-Maximin dropped down the pecking order at The Magpies last season following the excellent form of Miguel Almiron and Alexander Isak and missed the club’s pre-season friendly win against Rangers at the weekend.
Speaking of Saint-Maximin, Howe said, “He’s in early discussions over a potential move away. That’s why he wasn’t here. It’s doubtful he’ll join us on the tour of America. I don’t think Maxi necessarily wants to leave, but he may feel it’s the right time for him to move.”
The former Bournemouth manager has been able to bring in Italian international Sandro Tonali from AC Milan for $62m but the club’s need to comply with FFP will prevent the club from making further arrivals unless the club can sell first.