Journalist Ben Jacobs of CBS spoke on the NUFC Matters YouTube channel on Maxwel Cornet’s circumstance in light of ongoing Premier League connections.
Although Burnley was relegated last season, the Ivorian was one of the season’s biggest breakout players. Cornet was outstanding in his first season in England.
Cornet has recently drawn interest from clubs like Nottingham Forest, West Ham, and Fulham, but according to Jacobs, Newcastle has also been given the chance to sign the former Lyon player.
Newcastle could have acquired Cornet for less than £15 million, which the writer referred to as a “bargain,” but they chose not to do so.
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What was said?
There are rumours about this release clause, but I’m not aware of any amounts or ones that may open this window. Even if there were, I don’t believe it would be required because Cornet is reportedly being offered between £12 and $15 million, which is a great deal for a player of his calibre. stated Jacobs.
“Newcastle would have to determine what he’d add relative to what they already had. I don’t believe there is much to that from a Newcastle standpoint because, from what I gather, they were given Cornet for less than £15 million and they didn’t act on it.
Worth a second look
Newcastle could want to reconsider signing Cornet in the near future after passing on the opportunity to do so earlier this summer.
The Magpies have been unable to sign a winger to St James’ Park this summer despite their best attempts.
Since they have been unsuccessful in their efforts of Jack Harrison, Moussa Diaby, and Harvey Barnes, Newcastle could want to take another look at Cornet if he is still available at that bargain price. After all, this guy shown a tonne of talent in the English Premier League the previous season.
When Newcastle wants to strengthen their wide areas, they could do much worse than Cornet.