Adama Traore could be on the move this summer and this has prompted Wolves to take a serious look at Newcastle United’s star player to serve as his potential replacement.
Wolves are worried that Barcelona and Real Madrid will transform their interest in winger Adama Traore into formal bids this summer. As a result, Nuno Espirito Santo and his scouting staff are thinking of potential replacements for their dynamic winger.
According to a new report, one of the players Wolves are seriously considering a move for if Traore does pack his bags to return to Spain is Newcastle United’s electric winger Allan Saint-Maximin. Saint-Maximin would be a major hit at the Molineux Stadium, but Newcastle United would be complete fools to let their star player leave after one season on Tyneside.
When looking at the core statistics that define an attacking player, goals and assists, Saint-Maximin has not produced much in those departments. The Frenchman only has two goals to his name across all competitions, as well as one assist.
However, when one watches Newcastle United play it is obvious that the 22-year-old winger orchestrates every meaningful attack for the Magpies. Wing-backs, central defenders and central midfielders all look to dish the ball out wide to let Saint-Maximin work his magic in games.
In other words, no Saint-Maximin, no party. Newcastle United have claimed seven of their eight victories this season with their star man in the lineup. Moreover, the Magpies have been defeated 12 times this season, but they have only lost five times with Saint-Maximin in from the start.
The impact Saint-Maximin has at Newcastle United is unmatched by any outfield player in the squad. Newcastle United are fighting to keep their head above water at the moment, but they have earned some impressive results against top opposition this season thanks to Saint-Maximin’s dynamic performances.
Overall, Saint-Maximin is a player the front office needs to build around. With a quality striker in the middle, Newcastle United could fight for a place in Europe. Simply put, the club must do everything they can to keep him at St. James’ Park.