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Tottenham landing reported target Saint-Maximin could spell trouble for Moura

Tottenham Hotspur are being linked with a move for high-flying Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin.

According to a report from The Daily Mail, Spurs have expressed an interest in the French star, who has been one of the Premier League’s liveliest players since the restart.

The £16.5 million signing from Nice (BBC Sport) has contributed a goal and three assists since the club’s first game back against Sheffield United last month, and looks set to finish the season strongly at St James’ Park.

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After taking some time to settle, the 23-year-old now looks much more comfortable in the English top-flight, and it would appear he has drawn some attention to himself.

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The Mail say Tottenham would be willing to offer the likes of Juan Foyth and Danny Rose permanently to sign Saint-Maximin.

It’s a transfer that would raise some eyebrows, and something that could spell trouble for one Lucas Moura in north London if it came to fruition.

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Spurs swooping for Saint-Maximin could throw the Brazilian’s future at the club into some doubt.

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The former Paris Saint-Germain attacker has been a relative regular under Jose Mourinho, but it could be argued that Saint-Maximin pitching up following the arrival of Steven Bergwijn would see his opportunities diminish considerably.

In his latest showing against Bournemouth, Saint-Maximin was practically unplayable for the Magpies, causing serious problems for the Cherries’ defence with his pace and dribbling.

Moura – who earns £80,000-a-week (Spotrac) – has shown similar attributes for Spurs over the past couple of years, but any Saint-Maximin arrival in north London would undoubtedly make his life harder in terms of getting regular minutes.

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