According to the Daily Mail, Crystal Palace will have to pay £25m if they want to sign Nice attacker Allan Saint-Maximin this summer, and Eagles fans on Twitter have urged their club to get a deal done.
The Daily Mail report that the 22-year-old, who scored six goals and provided a further three assists in 34 Ligue 1 appearances last season, would provide competition for Wilfried Zaha given he can play out wide or through the middle, and could potentially be viewed as a long-term replacement for the Ivory Coast international should he leave Selhurst Park in the future.
The BBC reported this week that the south London outfit’s talisman is keen to leave for Arsenal, but his reported £80m price tag and the fact that Palace are reluctant to let him go this summer having already sold Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United in a deal which could rise to £50m may mean an imminent exit isn’t on the cards.
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Eagles supporters on social media certainly seem to be excited by the potential arrival of the Frenchman in SE25, with one saying the reported £25m fee “is more of a bargain than £50m for AWB”, while another individual said “imagine Zaha and him upfront”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Must say 'Saint-Maximin' would look lovely on the back of a Palace shirt. #cpfc
— Chris (@Nyerider) June 27, 2019
@CEO4TAG get this done
— oscar nicholson (@oscarnicholsonn) June 27, 2019
That’s an excellent price
— Crystal Palace Waco (@PalaceWaco) June 27, 2019
Well don’t be silly and get it done !!!
— Andy Hoad (@AndyTheTwat1992) June 27, 2019
DO IT NOW.
— Thomas Broad (@_thomasdbroad) June 27, 2019
I actually would look forward to us signing him and a nice promising RB
— Dom? (@DomCPFC) June 27, 2019
just pay it i beg
— Owen Williams (@owxnw14) June 27, 2019
— Ryan sub zero (@sublarrysexy) June 27, 2019
Oh wow. 25 mill. Is more of a bargain then 50 mill for AWB. @CEO4TAG you need to listen to the fans on this one! GO GET HIM!
— Ray Banks (@rayraybanks86) June 27, 2019
Imagine zaha and him upfronttt
— Ptid_will (@Will_cons) June 27, 2019