Wolves in the battle to sign €25m-rated Newcastle United winger

Nice's French midfielder Allan Saint-Maximin celebrates opening the scoring during the French L1 football match Nice (OGCN) vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on March 18, 2018 at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Allan Saint-Maximin has had his future at St. James’ Park thrown into doubt, linking the footballer to the club once more. U21 France international’s future is uncertain due to the footballer being dropped for the club’s 0-0 draw with Burnley, claiming that the forward had picked up a hamstring injury and couldn’t play.

Allan is fit and set for selection, which could see him playing tonight. Reports claim that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are joined by Crystal Palace as the side’s who are interested in the tricky forward. Whether this story is genuine or not is hard to tell, but if it is, then it could be possibly great news for Wolves.

Interestingly enough, both Wolves and Crystal Palace are the only two teams to have a footballer who averages more dribbles per game than Saint-Maximin, with Adama Traore and Wilfried Zaha both having more, suggesting that he could be seen as a possible replacement for either footballer.

The Mail story says that Bruce, rather than admit to the player being dropped, was just trying to protect him from the press. It’s said the player hasn’t impressed Steve Bruce with his training performances, and the former Sunderland manager wanted to field a team he could ‘rely on’.