Former Premier League forward Darren Bent has claimed that Allan Saint-Maximin “would be a great addition” for Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer.
Bent told Football Insider:
“He would fit in really well at Wolves, can you imagine Saint-Maximin on one wing and Adama Traore on the other?
“That is out-and-out pace, power, everything. He would be a good signing. I like what Nuno’s doing, he understands that they’ve got a good squad but they can still be better.
“They’ve got a lot of games, they’ve got the Europa League, they’ve got league games, so I think it would be a great addition for them.”
The Daily Mail recently claimed that Wolves were showing an interest in the Newcastle United attacker ahead of this summer’s transfer window.
Indeed, the report suggests that the Premier League club are weighing up replacements for Adama Traore ahead of a potential exit.
And Bent, who scored 106 Premier League goals during his career, has said that the Frenchman “would fit in really well at Wolves”.
The 22-year-old has made 18 appearances for Steve Bruce’s side since arriving from Nice ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
For a player who operates in the final third, Saint-Maximin’s numbers are not terrific.
It is worth remembering that he struggled with a thigh problem in the early stages of the season, meanwhile, before missing six Premier League games between December 14 and January 11 due to a hamstring issue.
Saint-Maximin also has European experience having turned out in the Europa League for both Nice and Saint-Etienne, in addition to playing in the early rounds of the Champions League for Nice.
It will be fascinating to see whether Wolves pursue a move for the attacker this summer, but he would be the ideal signing in the eyes of Bent.