Allan Saint-Maximin sets out his vision for Newcastle United
Allan Saint-Maximin’s set out his ambition for Newcastle United ahead of a summer of speculation about his future.
Saint-Maximin was an influential figure as the club pulled away from relegation trouble in the final two months of the Premier League season.
The winger, under contract until 2026, has already been linked with a move away from the club, which head coach Steve Bruce has suggested will not have a big transfer budget this summer.
However, the 24-year-old – who has told of his “disappointment” at the club’s relegation battle – has spoken about his eagerness to be competing higher up the table with Newcastle – and for trophies.
"Sometimes, you have to be honest, and Newcastle don't have to be in this position, because I don't think anyone wants to fight every year to not get relegated," he told Stadium Astro.
“For me, Newcastle have the opportunity, and have everything to try to fight for the top 10 and try to win some trophies, because that's why we play football.
"We play football to win games and win trophies, so that's why a lot of the time I feel disappointed, and that's why I say sometimes you have to be honest.
“I don't want to do another season where we fight relegation.
"So I hope the club and everyone tries to do their best to have a really good team for the start of next season, and try to do everything to win trophies, because it's the most important thing."