Now that the season is closing, it seems every day a new transfer rumour is created or re-created.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Arsenal are preparing move for Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin.
The France international joined Newcastle from Nice for a fee in the region of 18 million euros in August 2019. His contract expires in the summer of 2025.
The winger has banged in four goals and provided seven assists in 26 matches for Newcastle this term on all fronts.
He’s incredibly experienced for a 23-year-old and still has tons of room for growth.
Saint-Maximin has represented France at Under-16, Under-17, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 32 caps and scoring 9 goals.
The France international has impressed in the Premier League this season and is starting to attract the interest of bigger clubs.
Mikel Arteta wants to sign a new winger and Saint-Maximin is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The report claims that Arsenal manager has extensively scouted the 23-year-old and is considering a move for the winger.
The France international’s versatile nature can help the manager to be more flexible with the formations.
The Gunners are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
According to the report, “Arsenal are ready to test Newcastle United’s resolve to hold on to Allan Saint-Maximin – if the Premier League blocks Mike Ashley’s ongoing attempts to sell the club to Amanda Staveley’s Saudi Arabia-backed consortium. Saint-Maximin has rapidly developed into one of English football’s hottest properties in the last few weeks, with his match-winning displays since the end of lockdown earning rave reviews from right across Europe. A number of continental clubs are understood to have made contact with the winger’s representatives, with Paris St Germain and Napoli both having been linked, but Arsenal are the Premier League side that currently have the strongest interest in the 23-year-old. Despite the fall-out from the coronavirus pandemic affecting footballing finances throughout the English top-flight, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has been assured he will have funds available to strengthen his squad this summer. Saint-Maximin features prominently on his wanted list, with sources claiming Arsenal’s scouting team having delivered a series of positive reports, but there is an acceptance at the Emirates that any move for the winger will be dependent on Newcastle’s off-field situation.”
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Arsenal will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Newcastle to the negotiating table. The Gunners have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.
Good signing for Arsenal?
However, a move to Arsenal will be ideal for the 23-year-old at this point of his career.
The Premier League side need to add more depth to their attack and the 23-year-old would be a good signing.
Arsenal fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see whether Arsenal will make their move during the summer transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.