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Everton linked with £16.5m star that Klopp called a ‘proper footballer’, fans should be excited - TBR View

Everton links with Newcastle United’s Allan Saint-Maximin should excite Toffees fans. 

Rafael Benitez, whose appointment as Everton boss divides opinion due to his Liverpool connections, could win plenty over with a strong transfer window. 

The Mirror has recently reported that Benitez may look to raid one of his former clubs in Newcastle for one of their star men.

It is understood Everton could turn attention to Saint-Maximin if Real Madrid move for Richarlison.

The report says Newcastle have put a £60million price tag on attacker Saint-Maximin, who they signed for £16.5million two years ago.

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He’s a French forward that is a favourite at St James’ Park, but he’s had some injury problems.

The 24-year-old is dangerous with his raw pace and nifty dribbling, so has tormented several Premier League defenders in the past. 

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp also called him a “proper footballer” last season.

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Saint-Maximin rumours should excite Everton supporters

Everton may have lost a high-profile manager in Carlo Ancelotti, but they are fortunate in the fact that another well-respected boss has replaced him in Benitez. 

The Spaniard should help attract top players to Goodison Park.

Saint-Maximin’s still under contract with Newcastle until 2026, so it’s unclear on if any deal would be possible. However, he’s an exciting name to imagine in Everton blue. 

He’s the type of attack-minded player Toffees supporters would love. 

The speedster can play anywhere across the frontline and would add some extra directness to the Everton squad.

It will be intriguing to see what Benitez’s team looks like on the opening day of the season.

In other news, Report: Celtic enter race for available £3.5m-rated attacker, green light to leave his club

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