Tottenham were among a number of clubs to have enquired about Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin this summer, according to The Athletic.
Spurs, Chelsea and some unnamed European sides made ‘tentative enquiries’ in the hope of the 25-year-old being made available for a cut-price fee due to the club’s newly acquired wealth from their Saudi-backed takeover.
However, nothing progressed further than provisional interest after the Magpies revealed a £40 million asking price which put any suitors off.
The development is set to keep Saint-Maximin on Tyneside for a third season where he will be hoping to see an attacking improvement under the guidance of Eddie Howe.
Spurs, meanwhile, focused their attention towards other attackers and instead used their funds to acquire Richarlison from Everton.
The Brazilian moved to North London in a deal worth up to £60 million (The Guardian) and is one of six signings Spurs have added to Antonio Conte’s squad.
Spurs Web Opinion
Saint-Maximin is an electric player and someone that has been a big threat for Newcastle at points but their asking price was a little steep.
His end product is still not up to scratch yet and it is no surprise that the interested clubs were put off by the £40 million valuation.
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