According to the Daily Mail, Wolves are lining up a potential bid for Newcastle United star Allan Saint-Maximin.
This comes from Simon Jones, who claims Nuno Espírito Santo is braced for big money bids for “£70m-rated” winger Adama Traore this summer – and reports that Saint-Maximin is a player they’ve shown interest in signing as a possible replacement.
The Mail insist we’d be ‘reluctant’ to sell the popular Frenchman – who signed a 6-year-deal with the club following a £16m move from Nice last summer – but with them eyeing a place in Europe and Mike Ashley always a willing seller if he can make a quick profit, it’s not what we wanted to read after Saturday’s defeat at Selhurst Park.
Like Traore, Saint-Maximin’s final ball is far from consistent, with him still raw and unpredictable, but his pace, impressive dribbling and explosiveness make him an obvious replacement should Wolves cash in on the Spaniard.
With our season in real danger of nosediving and players looking lost and dejected in recent weeks, hopefully we can turn things around between now and May in a bid to not only stay up but keep our star players at St James’ Park this summer.
Sadly, though, I don’t see many of our assets sticking around too long if we continue to show such a lack of direction on and off the pitch under Mike Ashley and Steve Bruce.