Allan Saint-Maximin’s Newcastle Future in Doubt After Falling Out With Steve Bruce

?Explosive winger Allan Saint-Maximin’s future at St. James Park is in serious doubt after reports of a fallout with Magpies’ boss Steve Bruce.

The Frenchman was left out of the Magpies’ starting XI for their draw against Burnley with what was first reported as a hamstring injury.

Allan Saint-Maximin,Phil Bardsley

Bruce also called the winger a doubt for Tuesday’s FA Cup tie against West Bromich Albion due to the injury, but the Mail report that he is fully fit and available for selection – instead being sideline due to a rift between the pair regarding tactics.

Wolves have ?previously been linked with Saint-Maximin, and Palace are also monitoring his situation after a number of exciting performances this season endeared the electric forward to  ?Newcastle fans.

His pull was on show during the weekend’s turgid draw against Burnley as the home crowd sang for his introduction as the game petered out to a 0-0 draw.

Allan Saint-Maximin

Bruce said on the weekend of Saint-Maximin’s exclusion from his starting lineup: “I didn’t detect he was right all week in training. On Thursday I thought he was a little bit sore in his hamstring areas. From that point of view, it was an easy decision to make. For me, he’s been training at half pace. On Thursday, he was claiming he was sore, so I was never going to take a chance.”

It would be a hammer blow for Newcastle fans to lose their £16m man, who only signed a six-year-contract last summer. 

Allan Saint-Maximin

The Magpies are far from safe in the Premier League’s relegation battle after a run of just one win in ten, which the Mail report has left the squad questioning that they perceive to be negative tactics implemented by their manager. 

Newcastle play the ?Baggies in the FA Cup at the Hawthorns on Tuesday night before recommencing their Premier League survival bid against Southampton on Saturday. 


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