Newcastle United transfer news: Toon mainstay to demand summer exit, Magpies given chance to sign Liverpool man
Newcastle United’s mid-table finish in the Premier League this season was an outcome that few would have predicted partway through the season.
The Magpies toiled under the weight of a relegation battle for much of the campaign, and at several points look destined to take their survival bid right the way down to the final day.
A series of eye-catching performances in recent weeks ultimately allowed them to drag themselves clear of the drop zone, however, and star man Allan Saint-Maximin is of the opinion that he and his teammates can use that purple patch as a foundation to build on next term.
"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."
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