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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers eye Allan Saint-Maximin

Wolves have reportedly expressed an interest in Newcastle United attacker Allan Saint-Maximin.

90min have claimed that the club are keen on the French star, who could be offloaded this summer.

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Newcastle are supposedly open to allowing him to leave.

That’s despite his status as a huge crowd favourite at St. James’ Park.

Saint-Maximin has often been the source of hope and inspiration for Newcastle since his arrival at the club for £16 million.

It had often been doom and gloom for the Magpies before their takeover, and Saint-Maximin has been their talisman.

But it seems the club’s new owners could be ready to sell if a suitable offer arrives.

The Daily Mail reported over the weekend that they would be willing to sell for around £50 million.

Despite having hugely rich owners, the club are looking to bolster their budget for the summer through player sales. Saint-Maximin is undoubtedly their most valuable asset.

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Wolves reportedly showing interest in Saint-Maximin is very interesting.

The claim comes amid suggestions that Adama Traore will be sold this summer.

Barcelona have the option to buy him, although Joan Laporta has suggested they are not in a position to trigger the clause.

But Tottenham Hotspur are said to still be keen having made an offer for him in January.

Traore won’t sign an extension at Molineux, so it’s very likely he’ll be offloaded in the next window.

Saint-Maximin could be ideal Traore replacement, but surely too expensive for Wolves

Saint-Maximin is a very similar player to Traore.

The 25-year-old is rapid, unpredictable and capable of moments of magic. In February, he produced one of his best ever Newcastle performances against Everton, leading to Frank Lampard branding him ‘unplayable’ (Sky Sports).

So he would probably be a very good replacement for Traore.

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But at £50 million he would surely just be too expensive for Wolves.

The club do not need to be spending such a huge amount on another wide player given the current options. There are other positions – like centre-back and central midfield – that need spending on first.