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Wolves linked with Allan Saint-Maximin transfer swoop

Wolves have seen numerous attacking players join the Midlands club over the previous summer and winter transfer windows.

However, Bruno Lage’s side have still managed to make it look difficult to find the back of the net, scoring just 33 goals in 31 league games.

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Looking ahead to the upcoming summer window, it seems as though the Old Gold have been linked with a player that could add a real attacking spark to their side and will be very familiar to a number of Premier League followers.

What’s the news?

According to a recent report from 90min, Wolves are apparently interested in signing Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin, who the Toon are willing to let go of in the summer.

Since joining the Tyneside club back in the 2019 summer transfer window, the Frenchman has gone on to make 85 appearances in a Newcastle shirt across all competitions, scoring 12 goals and providing 14 assists along the way.

This season has seen the 25-year-old, dubbed as “breathtaking” by Gary Neville, score five goals and deliver three assists in 27 league games, which is more goal contributions than any other Toon player has managed to provide.

To further highlight the winger’s impressiveness, he has earned himself an overall performance rating of 7.11 from WhoScored, making him the highest-rated player in Eddie Howe’s squad to play more than five league games.

This would also make him the highest-rated player in Wolves squad by the same metric, showing how adept he is at playing in the Premier League.

Bye-bye Trincao

One player at Molineux that hasn’t found English football as straightforward as the £28.8m-rated Newcastle star may make it look is Francisco Trincao.

With 23 league appearances to his name, the Barcelona loanee has only scored one goal and provided one assist in addition to earning himself a rather underwhelming overall performance rating of 6.62 from WhoScored.

Would you take Saint-Maximin at Wolves?

Yes

Yes

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No

Having had one of his performances in a Wolves shirt labelled as “toothless” by journalist Nathan Judah, the attacker has not been a particularly lethal figure for Lage since his arrival.

Even though the Old Gold have an option to sign Trincao on a permanent deal this summer, from what he’s delivered, or not delivered on the pitch for them so far, Wolves shouldn’t be looking to use that option to keep him at Molineux for the foreseeable future.

Therefore, sending the Portuguese winger back to his parent club and making a move for a proven Premier League star like Saint-Maximin would be the better option for the Midlands club this summer.

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