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Report: Tottenham wanted to sign ‘magic’ Newcastle player, hatched surprise cut-price idea

Tottenham Hotspur wanted Allan Saint-Maximin this summer and seemingly felt they could secure a cut-price deal for the Newcastle United ace. Tottenham have managed six…

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Tottenham Hotspur wanted Allan Saint-Maximin this summer and seemingly felt they could secure a cut-price deal for the Newcastle United ace.

Tottenham have managed six signings this summer with Fabio Paratici getting business done early.

Richarlison has been added as a versatile forward, with the Brazilian capable of playing across the front line in Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 system.

That’s exactly what Tottenham needed but it seems that Richarlison wasn’t the only forward considered by Paratici and co.

Tottenham Hotspur wanted Allan Saint-Maximin

The Athletic report that Tottenham, Chelsea and clubs around Europe were all interested in signing Saint-Maximin.

Tentative enquiries were made with clubs seemingly thinking that Newcastle would sell Saint-Maximin for a relatively low price.

That’s a strange idea but here’s the reasoning; the interested clubs thought that Newcastle would splash the cash on signings all over the pitch.

They seemingly thought that Saint-Maximin may effectively be replaced and then sold for a price lower than his usual market value.

Newcastle unsurprisingly weren’t entertaining that idea and demanded more than £40million for Saint-Maximin.

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That seemingly wasn’t to the liking of Newcastle and Chelsea, meaning the French winger is staying put at St James’ Park.

Yes, Newcastle want signings but they’re not going into full spending spree mode. Their project will seemingly move gradually and Saint-Maximin is part of that project.

Saint-Maximin does though want a new contract at Newcastle and will be eyeing a major pay rise after PIF’s investment.

The Magpies have allegedly indicated that Saint-Maximin still needs to prove himself if he wants that pay rise, with Newcastle fans growing a little frustrated with his end product last season.

Kieran Trippier may think Saint-Maximin is ‘magic’ but five goals and five assists isn’t quite good enough for a man of his ability.

If Saint-Maximin doesn’t get that new contract, Tottenham may well look into signing him again, though Richarlison’s move make this seem less likely now.

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