Recent reports suggest that Tottenham Hotspur has expressed interest in Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin during the January transfer window. However, according to journalist Dean Jones via Give Me Sport, it is unlikely that the North London club will pursue the 26-year-old Frenchman at the end of the season.
While Saint-Maximin has proven to be a valuable asset to Newcastle, his inconsistency has made him a frustrating player to watch at times. This has raised concerns about whether he would be the right fit for Tottenham’s squad, which is in need of quality and depth in their attacking department.
As Tottenham looks to strengthen their squad for next season, it is imperative that they acquire an attacker who can provide more end product. Harry Kane has been the only reliable goalscorer at the club, and the addition of another prolific striker will boost their attacking options.
According to Jones, Tottenham already invested a considerable amount of money in Brazilian striker Richarlison during the summer transfer window. Thus, they will be looking to make the best use of him before considering other options. Richarlison has been mostly deployed on the left wing, and Tottenham will have to give him an extended run in the side to bring him back to his best form. Hence, the move for Saint-Maximin seems unlikely, as Spurs will not be able to provide the required game time ahead of Richarlison.
Jones added that Tottenham needs to focus on getting Richarlison into their team and making their purchase pay off. With Saint-Maximin still proving to be inconsistent, it is not a priority for Tottenham to bring him into their club.
Overall, while Allan Saint-Maximin has shown his talent, Tottenham Hotspur’s potential move for the winger may not be the right decision. As they aim to strengthen their squad, Tottenham should prioritize acquiring an attacker who can provide more end product and support Harry Kane.