Nottingham Forest can sign Allan Saint-Maximin this month if they fork out £26 million to sign the Frenchman, according to The Express. It was claimed earlier this week that the Magpies could sell the speedster if they sign Anthony Gordon from Everton.
Forest were linked with Saint-Maximin earlier this week. It’s claimed that Forest asked about the French forward during negotiations between the Reds and Newcastle for Chris Wood.
It’s claimed that the answer was a resounding no at the time. Newcastle are chasing a top-four place and the boss wasn’t keen on letting any of his current crop leave this month.
That could change, however, with Newcastle edging closer to the signing of Gordon. His arrival will force Saint-Maximin down the pecking order and the latest report says the 25-year-old could depart.
Saint-Maximin signed for the Magpies in 2019. He’s been a useful player for the club and after costing just £16 million from Nice, he’s made 109 appearances for the club, registering 32 goal contributions.
The tricky performer is something of a speed demon. He loves to take players on and perhaps the only criticism of him is that he could occasionally benefit from a better end product.
Still, he’d be a very useful addition to a team currently fighting against relegation this season. Furthermore, a move to Forest would allow him to continue playing in the Premier League.
Forest can sign Saint-Maximin for £26m
Sporting director Filippo Giraldi is a huge fan of the winger. Now, he’s discovered just how much he will have to pay to sign the player, it will be interesting to see if the Reds make a bid.
The player earns around £93,000-a-week at St James’ Park. As a result, he would represent a pretty expensive signing for the Reds to consider making at the midway point of the season.
Gordon looks like the key to any deal. He has also been linked with a move to the City Ground but Newcastle are now progressing well with talks.
Forest will definitely add more players to their squad before the end of the window. If they can get a deal for Saint-Maximin over the line, it would prove a very good deal indeed.