Tottenham showed interest in signing a Premier League winger who is active in the same position as Son Heung-min.
British media ‘Sports Mall’ reported on the 30th (Korean time) that “Tottenham is considering signing Newcastle’s Alain Saint-Maximin.”
Saint-Maximin is a striker who has been active in Newcastle since the 2019/20 season. He has great dribbling skills and fast speed, and is considered one of the best players in the Premier League for his ability to break through. In Tottenham, he is a similar type to Son Heung-min.
However, unlike his dribbling skills, which have been consistently highly evaluated since his Premier League debut, his decision-making power is considerably inferior to Son Heung-min. He played in 106 Premier League matches, scoring only 12 goals and 18 assists.
Sports Mall said, “Newcastle recently approved the sale of Saint-Maximin in the summer transfer window, even though his contract remains until June 2026. The player wants a long-term renewal with a wage increase, but Newcastle are reluctant to meet his demands,” he said, referring to the possibility of Saint-Maximin’s transfer. ㅋㅋㅋ벳
“Tottenham are interested in Saint-Maximin and are leading the race to sign him. Tottenham have paid tribute to Saint-Maximin for a long time and inquired about the possibility of his transfer in the January transfer window,” he said. He explained that he was very interested in recruiting Maximin.
Tottenham is highly likely to leave the team after this season with Lucas Moura and Arnaut Danjuma due to contract expiration and loan return. That’s why it’s essential to recruit a backup striker.
The question is whether Saint-Maximin can be satisfied with the role of a backup striker. Tottenham has Son Heung-min, a firm starter, in the left winger position, where Saint-Maximin usually plays.