Journalist would be ‘surprised’ if Spurs tried to sign this Premier League player

Journalist Dean Jones would be surprised if Tottenham prioritise a move for Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin this summer.

Saint-Maximin has fallen down the pecking order at St James’ Park and has struggled to get regular starts under his belt for much of the season.

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It seems as though the Frenchman’s time in the North East might be about to come to an end soon, with Tottenham reported to be one of the clubs keeping an eye on his situation.

In fact, The Sunday Mirror (30/4; page 76) stated last week that as things stand, Spurs are currently the front-runners to sign Saint-Maximin this summer, with the report suggesting that the North London club even enquired about the player in January.

The outlet claimed that the Lilywhites could face competition from AC Milan for the 26-year-old, with the Serie A giants also said to be exploring a move for him.

However, Jones has now played down the chances of Saint-Maximin making a move to London, pointing out that Spurs are already having trouble fitting Richarlison into their starting eleven.

When asked about Tottenham’s interest in the Newcastle star, the journalist told GiveMeSport: “They’ve already got the situation where they need to get Richarlison into this team and make that purchase pay off, so they’ve got to find a way to make that work.

“Saint-Maximin, he still frustrates people at Newcastle and I’d be surprised if Tottenham really prioritised getting him into the club.”

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There is no doubt that Tottenham will need to enter the market for attacking reinforcements this summer, with Arnaut Danjuma’s loan spell coming to an end and with Lucas Moura seemingly on his way out of the club.

I would be surprised if Tottenham pursued Saint-Maximin, given that there are better options on the market such as Wilfried Zaha and Harvey Barnes.

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