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Newcastle winger Saint-Maximin warns: I will stay if...

Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin can't guarantee staying this summer.

Saint-Maximin was arguably Newcastle's best player before the takeover was completed and while he cannot fully commit to the club long-term, he feels Newcastle can help him complete his career ambitions now.

The Frenchman told The Times: "I really, really love the club and I really love the supporters for everything they give to me, but you always have to make a choice about your dream and what you want to achieve.

"If I can achieve my dream and my goal in Newcastle, I will stay for sure, but if I cannot, you need to think too about yourself, so we will see after this season what is to happen.

"I want to achieve so many things. I want to play for the (French) national team, that is really important for me, to play in the World Cup. I want to play in the Champions League. I have a lot of dreams, to win the Ballon d'Or.

"Some people say to me, 'Put your ambition really high and even if you don't get there you find some good things'. That is the way I think at this time.

"For sure, the takeover increases the chance I will stay longer. It's nothing about money, really. Newcastle had money, even before the takeover, to bring good players but it's about a long-term vision. This can make a huge, huge difference."


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