Sunderland legend Kevin Phillips has tipped Daniel Levy’s Tottenham Hotspur to break the bank for Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin.
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Back in action on Sunday against Arsenal, Saint-Maximin was named in Steve Bruce’s starting line-up.
Although the Magpies went on to lose the game 2-0, Saint-Maximim remained a rare source of positivity throughout.
Dashing and weaving his way through the Gunners’ backline constantly, Saint-Maximim is certainly earning some well-deserved credit.
Despite signing a new deal with Newcastle United only last summer, there are growing suggestions the Frenchman could be set for a big move, sooner rather than later.
One former player who expects the winger to seal a transfer out of St. James’ Park, is ex-Sunderland striker Phillips.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, Phillips said: “You could see him going to Tottenham. From their point of view, he’d be a great signing.
“There would certainly be at least a dozen teams in the Premier League who would take him.
“He’s so unpredictable and he’s got great talent. Even though he had that injury problem, he’s improved as the season’s gone on.
“He’s got that end product as well. He’s turning into a complete player. This kid’s got pace and the ability to drop a shoulder, turn this way and that.
“From a Newcastle point of view, you’d be devastated to see him leave. But naturally, when you’re a star, everyone’s looking at you.”
Despite having a deal that runs until 2026, according to Transfermarkt, the Frenchman is currently valued at £25.2m.
However, although it’s likely the Magpies will demand a huge fee for their star attacker, Saint-Maximin could prove worth it.
The electrically paced winger has directly contributed to eight Premier League goals in just 15 starts so far this season.