Reliable journalist Sami Mokbel of The Daily Mail has now shared an interesting Tottenham Hotspur transfer update involving Newcastle United forward Allan Saint-Maximin.
The Lowdown: Paratici talks held…
On Friday, it is believed that the pair had talks over the club’s recruitment plans and strategy in Turin – coming after Conte lead his side to a previously unthought of Champions League qualification place.
A list of targets, as mapped out by Conte, have apparently been drawn up.
According to the Mail and Mokbel, though, a brand new name has found it’s way on to Tottenham’s radar with the north London coach now eyeing a move for Saint-Maximin.
The Latest: Conte eyes brand new target…
Their sources believe that the Frenchman is now a target ‘for Conte’ with Spurs seemingly holding no shortage of ambition after their £150 million equity increase.
They have allegedly ‘already’ started making ‘firm enquiries’ for their targets as they seek to full back their manager, but in Saint-Maximin’s case, the move will ‘prove difficult’.
The Verdict: Ambitious move?
Depending on whether Spurs advance with a possible summer bid, landing the 25-year-old could be one of their more challenging transfer goals for the summer.
Newcastle, now backed by PIF, are seemingly under no pressure to sell one of their star assets, who has been a revelation for them over the last few seasons.
That being said, if Tottenham can somehow pull it off, there is little denying his arrival would be a head-turning forward addition for Conte.
Former Leeds striker Noel Whelan has lavished Saint-Maximin as a ‘massive‘ and ‘exciting‘ player in two separate interviews with Football Insider, as evident by the fact no top flight star averaged a higher rate of successful take-ons per 90 last year (WhoScored).
In other news: Conte could see ‘one of the best in the world’ join Tottenham after behind-scenes demand…find out more here.
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