The Daily Mail have revealed that Newcastle United are willing to cash in on Tottenham target Allan Saint-Maximin this summer to offset their transfer spending.
It was The Mail who first reported last month that Saint-Maximin was on Tottenham’s radar and that the winger’s name had been discussed in Fabio Paratici’s talks with Antonio Conte.
Fabrizio Romano revealed a couple of weeks ago that despite interest from Spurs, Eddie Howe considered Saint-Maximin an important player and wanted to keep him at St James’ Park (CaughtOffside).
However, if The Mail’s latest update is to be believed, Newcastle have now softened their stance on the Frenchman’s potential sale this summer.
The report explained that the Magpies initially wanted £40m for Saint-Maximin, with the likes of Chelsea and Spurs being put off by the price. However, the winger’s head is said to have been turned by the greater salaries offered by those clubs.
Newcastle are said to be aware of the 25-year-old’s frustration but are allegedly reluctant to offer him a higher salary due to the wage structure they have put in place.
Eddie Howe’s men are also said to be restricted regarding their transfers this summer due to Financial Fair Play rules and are thought to be considering cashing in on Saint-Maximin to offset their spending.
Spurs Web Opinion
Despite concerns over Saint-Maximin’s lack of end product, I think he would be a huge asset for Spurs if we do manage to sign him.
Having the option to bring on a player from the bench with such impressive ball-carrying ability to run at tired legs, could make the difference in some matches.
That could be especially useful during the upcoming season, given that five substitutions are allowed.
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