Nice winger Saint-Maximin will cost Crystal Palace £25m – Mail

Saint-Maximin to Palace

According to the Daily Mail, Crystal Palace would have to pay £25 million to land Ligue 1 star Allan Saint-Maximin.

However, Palace may face competition from both Newcastle United and Watford, as per the Mail.

Allan Saint-Maximin is one of the brightest young talents in French football.

The 22-year-old made the switch to current club Nice in 2017 from fellow Ligue 1 outfit, AS Monaco.

Since then, the pacy winger has gone on to make 74 appearances across all competitions for Nice.

In those 74 games, Saint-Maximin has scored 11 and assisted 14.

The Frenchman is naturally a right winger, but he is very versatile. Over the course of the 2018/19 campaign, Saint-Maximin would play on the right wing, left wing, as a centre-forward and behind the striker.


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BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 01: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Crystal Palace at Vitality Stadium on October 1, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Zaha replacement?

Should Saint-Maximin move to London with Palace, it could well be as a replacement for Wilfried Zaha.

The BBC reported earlier this week that Zaha is keen to leave the Eagles for Arsenal.

However, the report from the BBC also claims that Palace value Zaha at around £80 million, which may be a bit much for the Gunners.

Zaha has been one of Palace’s top players for the past few seasons.

This past season saw the Ivorian score 10 and assist 10 in 34 Premier League outings.


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