Tottenham have expressed an interest in signing Newcastle United forward Allan Saint-Maximin, according to a report from Simon Jones of Mail Online.
The 23-year-old has put in some excellent displays this season to help Newcastle secure their Premier League survival and his performances have seemingly impressed Spurs’ recruitment team.
The winger has also been linked with a move to PSG, which could be a worry for Spurs as the Ligue 1 champions have the financial power to blow the North London club out of the water in any bidding war.
However, Jones’ report says that Spurs would be willing to include defenders Danny Rose, currently on loan with the Magpies, and Juan Foyth in a player-plus-cash deal for Saint-Maximin.
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Steve Bruce has already said that he has no plans to let Saint-Maximin leave this summer, just 12 months after he was signed for £16.5m, but the interest of clubs like PSG and Spurs could be a worry for Magpies’ fans.
A deal to take Foyth and Rose in some sort of swap deal doesn’t really feel like a huge benefit to Newcastle, but PSG could present a huge offer that could entice the board to sell, whilst the player himself could fancy a return to France, especially if he gets to play for the best team there, alongside the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
If the takeover of Newcastle goes through then the club will hopefully be able to resist offers for their best players but if it doesn’t, then the chances of Saint-Maximin leaving will likely increase.