Marcus Thuram, a star for France, is close friends with Allan Saint-Maximin and is well knowledgeable about Newcastle United.
Allan Saint-Maximin has acknowledged talking to his close buddy Marcus Thuram about Newcastle United.
Coincidentally, the Magpies have been linked to a move for the forward, who, with his contract set to expire in the summer, could leave Borussia Monchengladbach in January for as low as £10 million.
In addition, thanks to Saint-Maximin, Thuram, 25, is already acquainted with United should the latter approach him.
Saint-Maximin and Thuram have represented France at under-17s, under-20s, and under-21s levels together, while they both played in Boulogne-Billancourt’s youth academy.
Yes, I’ll be honest: I spoke with him (about Newcastle) last week, Saint-Maximin admitted to reporters in Riyadh. He’s a superb player in my opinion. This man and I go back a long time. He and I have been playing football together since I was a young child. I am acquainted with every member of his family. His folks are wonderful. He is a fantastic man.
Sadly, Saint-Maximin has not yet accomplished what Thuram did by playing for France’s senior team.
Before suffering a hamstring injury in August, the former Nice winger had his sights set on a spot in the World Cup team.
Nevertheless, Saint-Maximin will be rooting for his nation and close friends as France prepares to face Lionel Messi’s Argentina in Sunday’s championship game. Kylian Mbappe, Thuram and Ousmane Dembele.
Saint-Maximin continued: “When I see that he’s scored maybe nine, 10 goals in Bundesliga, and he had a call-up for the French national team, and he’s in a great position to make have the chance to win the World Cup, as I want my country to win. When I see that, I just think ‘wow’. I don’t feel sad, because I’m happy for them and for him.”
“I missed the first World Cup, and now it’s the second one, but I didn’t have the feeling to feel bad, with really bad emotion. When you love your country, the manager has to make a choice. Now they maybe win again.
“I’ll simply continue to do my best, and I’m confident that given my abilities, I’ll have the opportunity at some point. When the opportunity arises, I will no doubt demonstrate my abilities.
Newcastle supporters reacted quickly to Saint-social Maximin’s media message to Thuram earlier this week, which read, “So proud of you.”
One supporter chimed in, “Get him to the Toon Maxi,” while another remarked, “He needs to join you at NUFC Allan.” I believe you need to talk to someone.