“The new Zaha” – what neutrals are saying about Saint-Maximin’s new deal

Allan Saint-Maximin’s new deal at Newcastle United has fans around the league talking…

Allan Saint-Maximin has agreed to a new contract that will see him become one of the club’s top earners, and the contract outlines a stay on Tyneside until the summer of 2026.

The initial contract he signed when he joined Newcastle United last summer was the exact same – a six year deal through June, 2025 – but his weekly wages were only £36,000.

His recent comments regarding his future at Newcastle United caught the attention of the front office. His form on the wing at St. James’ Park has caught the attention of some top clubs in England, but they will now have to pay the big bucks in order to steal him from the Toon.

The dynamic Frenchman is a walking highlight reel when he is on the pitch, and that is why so many fans around the league know his name. Newcastle United know they are fortunate to have landed such a young, electrifying player, and most neutrals wish he played for their respective clubs.

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Sky Sports posted the news of his new contract on their Instagram account, and listed below are some of the reactions from non-Newcastle United fans:

“Yep, another brilliant player destroying his career.”

“Making a big mistake.”

”He’ll be stuck there like Zaha.”

”The new Zaha.”

”Grealish 2.0.”

”I bet a big club snatches him. He’s too good for Newcastle.”

”He could play for another team, not gonna lie, fair play to him though.”

”Ruined his career.”

”Career effectively wasted.”

”Great deal. Well done Newcastle.”

Newcastle Toons Verdict

Is Saint-Maximin too good for Newcastle United? Well, he certainly has the talent to be an effective player at an elite club, but he is also exactly what the Magpies need to elevate their status in the Premier League.

He was already on a six-year deal, so that part of his contract comes as no surprise, but the front office made the right call by significantly increasing his weekly wages.

With that frustration out of the way, fans can only hope that Saint-Maximin turns his game up a notch and improves his overall output. Motivation will no longer be a problem for the technical winger, and this new contract only spells more bad news for his next opponent: Manchester United.