The Lowdown: Spurs make approach…
The north Londoners, following their array of summer signings early this window, don’t appear to be entirely finished despite focusing most of their efforts on outgoings as things stand.
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Saint-Maximin, according to reliable reports, is of interest to Spurs and managing director Fabio Paratici with The Athletic even claiming that they have made contact in the form of enquiries.
The Latest: Hutton reacts…
“Antonio Conte plays a particular way, it’s structured, everybody has to be fit, everybody has to be running and do their bit. Saint-Maximin is a bit of a maverick, he just gets on the ball and does what he wants to do. I don’t think you can get away with that in an Antonio Conte team now.
“£40m for a guy I don’t think they need to I’d be surprised if that did actually happen.“
The Verdict: Good call?
While Hutton makes a reasonable point, Saint-Maximin as an exciting rotational option would certainly be ideal – there may be games where teams sit deep and Conte requires something a little out of the ordinary.
The Frenchman stood out as a key player for Newcastle last season, playing more minutes than anyone under Eddie Howe whilst averaging a fantastic 4.3 completed dribbles per 90 (WhoScored).
There are few who would argue his obvious threat going forward with Howe calling Saint-Maximin a ‘huge, huge player’ for his side and Spurs arguably in need of an extra sprinkling of creative dust to complete their summer rebuild.
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