Newcastle striker since 2019, Allan Saint-Maximin, French Espoirs international, keeps a watchful eye on Ligue 1. This summer, he would like to see Ludovic Blas and Lucas Paqueta join him in the English Premier League.
A real metronome for Olympique Lyonnais over the first part of the season, Lucas Paqueta has lost some of his luster. However, 2022 had ideally started with a goal against Paris Saint-Germain. Since the beginning of January, the Brazilian has only scored against the Bordeaux red lantern. That’s all. His club having left not to be European next season, the former AC Milan player should leave the ship this summer. First to join a training more attractive sportingly. Then, to do good for the Lyon coffers, Paqueta still having a good market value, especially with a contract that runs until 2025. The English of Newcastle could be one of the potential destinations for the native of Rio de Janeiro.
Saint-Maximin militates for Blas and Paqueta
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Questioned by our colleagues from GOAL, Allan Saint-Maximin, one of the Magpies’ attacking assets, would see several Ligue 1 players join him this summer. Starting with the Nantes Ludovic Blas, from the 97 generation like him, while the two players played together in the France youth team.
But also Lyonnais Lucas Paqueta, already ardently courted by another Newcastle player, former Lyonnais Bruno Guimaraes. ” It’s a conversation we will definitely have between the players, with the coach and the investors. The coach has a well-defined idea of what he needs for his team. If I had to choose, it would be the heart that would speak. I would definitely like my friends to join the club. I am thinking for example of Ludovic Blas. I really like the person and what she also does in Nantes. He scored a lot of goals. It is an essential element in Nantes. I know that Bruno also likes a lot [Lucas] Paquetá “, thus detailed Saint-Maximin. Same story on the side of the new rich in English football?