Arsenal and Tottenham tipped to make last-gasp Allan Saint-Maximin transfer after Newcastle sign Anthony Gordon | The Sun
ARSENAL and Tottenham should make a late bid for Newcastle forward Allan Saint-Maximin, according to former Premier League striker Louis Saha.
Saint-Maximin, 25, has struggled for game time at St James' Park so far this season.
He was plagued by injuries at the beginning of the campaign, suffering from hamstring and other muscular problems.
But he has been fit since the end of October, with Eddie Howe still opting not to start him in a single Premier League game.
He has not been named in a Newcastle XI in the league since the end of August.
That is despite Saint-Maximin acting as the shining light for the Magpies last season.
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The team appear to be thriving without him and even added to their forward line in the January transfer window through the acquisition of £45million man Anthony Gordon.
And Gordon's arrival is one Saha believes Arsenal and Tottenham should capitalise on by trying to sign the out-of-favour Saint-Maximin.
Speaking to GGRecon, the former Man Utd, Spurs, Everton and Fulham forward said: "All young players should see how quick football goes.
"It’s unbelievable because last season Saint-Maximin was unreal and nobody would have been thinking about the prospect of Newcastle selling him.
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"He’s been unlucky this season with injuries, but he’s a top player and he could potentially find a move to one of the ‘big six’ clubs.
"I could see Arsenal or Tottenham having a player of Saint-Maximin’s quality and style."
The Gunners have already added to their forward line this month through the signing of Leandro Trossard from Brighton for £27m.
Spurs have also done business in attack, stealing Arnaut Danjuma from under Everton's noses in a loan deal until the end of the season.
But Saint-Maximin could still add something to both squads, with Arsenal going for the title and Tottenham looking to clinch a top-four spot.
The Newcastle forward has contributed 13 goals and 19 assists in 109 games since arriving from Nice for £16.5m in 2019.
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