Will West Ham interest in dazzling winger Allan Saint-Maximin spark Tottenham into life?

Nice's French midfielder Allan Saint-Maximin celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League group K football match between Nice and Vitesse Arnhem at the Allianz Riviera...

West Ham are reported to be keen on Nice winger, who was linked to Tottenham a year ago.

Nice's French midfielder Allan Saint-Maximin celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League group K football match between Nice and Vitesse Arnhem at the Allianz Riviera...

West Ham are reported to be keen on signing Nice winger Allan Saint-Maximin, report The Sun.

The 21-year-old is valued at a moderately priced £18 million - but this is not the first time he has been linked with the Premier League.

Last summer French broadcaster TF1 reported Tottenham Hotspur were keen, while he was still at Monaco.

Nice won the race for his signature and he proved an eye-catching addition, playing alongside Mario Balotelli.

Nice's French midfielder Allan Saint-Maximin celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League group K football match between Nice and Vitesse Arnhem at the Allianz Riviera...

He scored five goals and provided eight assists this past season and at just 21, he is a bright prospect.

West Ham would be smart to bring him in, but should Tottenham re-ignite their interest too?

It is clearly time for Spurs to give up on Georges-Kevin N'Koudou, a Ligue 1 winger who did not work out as a success.

Tottenham could have reservations on Saint-Maximin on this basis, but it would be wrong to disregard all players from one league just because of the failings of another.

Bastia's French midfielder Allan Saint Maximin (L) celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Bastia (SCB) and Metz (FCM) on December 10, 2016 at the...

Saint-Maximin is an dazzling dribbler, capable of scoring spectacular solo goals, as he did in the Europa League qualifiers against Ajax last season for Nice.

He is a player Tottenham need, one who can stretch defences and create space for the likes of Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane to exploit.

Having shown initial interest last summer, Spurs could regret standing by and watching him become a success at West Ham.

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