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Report: Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin wanted by Wolves

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Report: Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin wanted by Wolves

Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin is on Wolverhampton Wanderers’s radar, with the Daily Mail reporting that Nuno Espirito Santo’s men are bracing themselves for interest in Adama Traore.

Traore has been a revelation at Molineux this season. He has scored four goals and provided seven assists in the Premier League.

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And yet, those numbers arguably do not do justice to the problems he has caused opposition defenders this season.

The Daily Mail reports that Wolves are preparing themselves to receive bids for the former Barcelona man this summer. And they are looking out for potential replacements.

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And one of those on their shopping list is Saint-Maximin, according to a report from the Daily Mail.

The Mail notes that the Magpies would be reluctant to sell the £16 million attacker, who signed a six-year deal when he moved to Tyneside last summer.

TBR View – Could Wolves repeat Traore magic with Saint-Maximin?

While Traore’s statistics do not quite reflect his form, that is arguably nothing compared to Saint-Maximin’s for Steve Bruce’s side.

 

The Frenchman has somehow only scored one goal and provided one assist. But the 22-year-old has so often looked like Newcastle’s most dangerous player.

Of course, he could have done more. But perhaps there is an argument that his returns would be a lot better if Bruce’s side had a more ruthless goalscorer leading the line.

One of the major criticisms levelled at Traore before this season was his lack of end product. It was no secret that the wide-man had incredible pace and the capability to get fans out of their seats.

However, those fans so often seemed to quickly return to those seats with a sense of frustration as an opportunity came to nothing.

And perhaps Nuno is hopeful that Saint-Maximin can follow in Traore’s footsteps – should he join in the future – and contribute the goals and assists he clearly has the talent to provide.

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