Wolverhampton Wanderers have been linked with a move for Newcastle United livewire Allan Saint-Maximin.
According to a weekend report from The Daily Mail, the Molineux club are showing interest in the Frenchman, who has been one of the Magpies’ shining lights this season.
Signed last summer for a reported £16.5 million (BBC Sport), Saint-Maximin has quickly become a crowd favourite at St. James’ Park.
The 24-year-old has only scored two goals and made two assists, but his love of dribbling and flamboyant skill has endeared him to the Geordie faithful.
Saint-Maximin signed a six-year deal with Newcastle, so the club are in a strong position over the player should any negotiations take place this summer.
Wolves’ interest may only be that but, hypothetically, him becoming a Wolves player could see Nuno Espirito Santo’s side become one of the most feared attacking units in the division.
TBR’s view – ASM and Traore would demolish full-backs
Wolves already have one rapid winger at Molineux in the form of Adama Traore, and signing Saint-Maximin to play on the left, with Raul Jimenez central, would potentially turn Wolves into a nightmare side to face.
Sure Saint-Maximin doesn’t have the greatest goalscoring output, but he’s in his first season in English football and is still only 22.
Perhaps in a better side, such as Wolves, he would see his numbers drastically improve.
The Mail suggest Saint-Maximin could be a replacement for Traore – they say a bidding war between Real Madrid and Barcelona could ensue over the player – but surely ambitious Wolves should be looking at having both speedsters in their side.