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Gold says Tottenham chief is a ‘big fan’ of Newcastle United star Allan Saint-Maximin

Tottenham Hotspur sporting director Fabio Paratici is a ‘big fan’ of Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin, as per Football.London journalist Alasdair Gold.

The France winger joined the Magpies before they were taken over by their new Saudi Arabian owners. They paid OGC Nice a fee of 16.5million up front for him back in the summer of 2019.

But a few new signings later, his impact on their team isn’t much. Moreover, injuries have played their role in making him a player who usually comes off the bench for manager Eddie Howe.

Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle United in action against Spurs. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle United in action against Spurs. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Saint-Maximin started in all of Newcastle United’s first four Premier League games this campaign. Since then, especially after two separate injury issues, he has only made six substitute appearances in the league – mostly in the dying embers of the game.

It is still hard to prise him away from the Magpies without their will, considering his contract runs for three-and-a-half more years (Transfermarkt). But they are faring well even without Saint-Maximin starting for them.

Newcastle sit third in the Premier League. In a Q&A session, Gold was asked by a fan if Saint-Maximin could be a potential target for Tottenham given his lack of playing time. Gold replied:

Spurs want Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle United.
Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle United. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

“Saint-Maximin has a long contract until 2026 so I can’t imagine he will come at a good price for a January window unless Newcastle have a sudden desire to get him out of the club which there currently does not seem any reason for.”

He makes sense. Newcastle don’t have any reason to let him go and can use him as a player to add considerable depth to their squad. They harbour ambitions to overtake the likes of Spurs and other ‘big six’ clubs, so why would they want to sell one of their best players to us?

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It’s best for Spurs to go out and look for players that will be happy being squad players but don’t drop the quality of the first XI when they are on the field. This is because it is hard to see anyone coming in and replacing Son Heung-min, Harry Kane, Richarlison, and Dejan Kulusevski right now.

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