Everton backed to complete Saint-Maximin signing after 'big' reported Newcastle update - pundit
Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin would be a “great signing’ for Everton this summer, according to Paul Robinson.
However, the former Spurs and England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 24-year-old’s £60million reported valuation is “a big, big price” considering his injury record.
The Mirror reported on July 10th that the Toffees will launch a £50million bid for the French winger if they lose Richarlison to Real Madrid.
It comes after Football Insider revealed on 10th May that Everton have set their sights on signing an A-list right-winger in this window.
Saint-Maximin has five years remaining on his contract at St. James’ Park.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if Saint-Maximin was worth £60million, Robinson said:
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“It is a big, big price tag for a player who has an injury record like his.
“He is a top class player though. I am a big fan of his. He is a real goal threat every time he gets the ball.
“There is not many players in this day and age who run directly at defences now. He is one of them though and he has got end product and quality to match.
“Everton are going to have to spend big to appease the fans. They need big players, big names because it is vital Rafa starts well. Things could turn toxic if they don’t.
“Saint-Maximin could be a great signing for them but £60m is a heavy price tag.”
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