Roma and newly appointed manager José Mourinho have, reportedly, tabbed Newcastle United’s Allan Saint-Maximin as a primary target for the upcoming summer transfer market.
English outlet The Northern Echo has claimed that Roma are “ready to test Newcastle United’s resolve to hold on to Saint-Maximin, with the Italian club’s new boss having identified the Frenchman as one of his main summer targets.”
“The Special One” will no doubt aim to revolutionise the Giallorossi’s aging attack when the transfer window reopens in the coming weeks. And with the future of Henrikh Mkhitaryan in doubt, the club could look to make an important investment in a new attacking reinforcement.
Roma held talks with the Frenchman’s representatives two years ago before he joined Newcastle from Nice. Should the capital club reignite their attempts to acquire the attacker, it won’t come cheap.
The Magpies will ask at least €45 million for the player, whose deal with the club doesn’t expire until 2026 – a transfer that would test Roma’s financial resolve.