Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce has said he is determined to keep a hold of Allan Saint-Maximin amid reports linking him with a transfer to Manchester United in the summer.
Saint-Maximin has been in fine form for Newcastle this season and has been linked with a move to Old Trafford. The Frenchman helped the Magpies win two of their last four matches since returning from a groin injury.
Steve Bruce has issued a hands-off message over the 24-year-old, who signed a new deal in October last year, saying the last thing Newcastle would want to do is to be selling their best players.
Look, the last thing we want to be doing is selling our best players. For Allan himself, he needs to find consistency, as in staying well and staying fit. Covid hit him badly, but you can see when he’s playing and he’s playing injury-free, then he is a special, special talent, which inevitably will draw interest, of course. “But the last thing we want to be doing is selling our better players.
Allan’s contract with Magpies is set to expire in the summer of 2025.