The Mail claim Tottenham and Chelsea have been informed that Allan Saint-Maximin would cost £40million to sign this summer – but both London clubs deem that figure for the Newcastle attacker too expensive.
Newcastle’s no.10 enjoyed a solid season once again, perhaps improving during the second half of the campaign – as many Toon players did. He ended the campaign with stats of 10 goals and assists in 35 league games.
Often, the question mark surrounding the ex-Nice man has been his end product. But he is a fan favourite for his ability to create something out of nothing, get his team up the pitch, and his incredible skill and flair.
Andros Townsend even described Saint-Maximin as “phenomenal” back in 2021. Little surprise, that Townsend’s old side Tottenham have been showing interest in the Frenchman, as have Chelsea. He would cost £40million.
However, a new report from The Mail states that both London clubs believe that valuation is too high for Saint-Maximin. Newcastle’s no.10 has four more years remaining on his Toon contract, as things stand.
Tottenham and Chelsea deem £40m Saint-Maximin figure too expensive
Saint-Maximin is a crowd pleaser. He gets you off your feet, the kind of player you fall in love with. Certainly, that has happened at Newcastle. But his end product is a concern – he simply does not add the final blow.
His play is excellent. Pace, trickery, the ability to go past a man and create in the final third. He certainly provides enough chances to the strikers – but maybe the likes of Chris Wood and Callum Wilson are guilty for not scoring more.
However, for all his ability, speed and skills, he needs to be scoring more goals. That is likely to be the reason both Chelsea and Spurs are unwilling to fork out the necessary £40million to sign the winger.