By Frank McAvennie

13th Jun, 2022 | 7:43am

Allan Saint-Maximin: Pundit issues verdict on star quitting Newcastle United after update

Allan Saint-Maximin is not good enough to play for Tottenham amid speculation over his Newcastle United future.

That’s according to former West Ham hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Frenchman’s potential departure this summer.

On 4 June, Football.London reported Tottenham are weighing up a move for Saint-Maximin, 25, as they look to recruit a winger during Antonio Conte’s overhaul of the squad.

According to the Daily Mail (2 April), the Magpies would listen to £50million offers for the winger when the transfer window re-opens this summer.

Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son scored 40 combined goals in all competitions during the 2021-22 season as Spurs qualified for the 2022-23 Champions League.

McAvennie insists Saint-Maximin would not get into the Tottenham side ahead of the two stars.

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“I have to say, I have always been a fan of his,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“I think he is a great player and pretty much pulled Newcastle through the seasons in which Steve Bruce was there.

“Maybe he isn’t as important now but he still has so much talent.

“He is wonderful to watch. Tottenham? Not for me. He isn’t as good as Kane or Son.”

Saint-Maximin has scored five goals and registered five assists in 35 Premier League appearances during the 2021–22 season.

He has made 93 total appearances for the club since joining from Nice in the summer of 2019.

In other news, Alessandro Bastoni’s agent has been slammed for ‘stirring the pot’ after a social media update.