Arsenal joined the race for 23-year-old Premier League forward

By | July 16, 2020

Newcastle United forward Allan Saint-Maximin has reportedly emerged as a shock transfer target for Napoli and Arsenal.

The 23-year-old forward has enjoyed a relatively-productive first season at St James’ Park, founding back of the net three times and four assists from 22 appearances in the Premier League.

Despite still having five years left on his current deal, the form and potential of the Frenchman has allegedly resulted in interest from PSG.

According to Le 10 Sport, Napoli and Arsenal are also weighing up the possibility of launching a bid for the forward.

The report claims that Saint-Maximin’s agents’ may have already received contact regarding his availability.

Newcastle are believed to demanding at least £30m for his services.

Meanwhile, Arsenal’s plans for next campaign have been dealt a blow after talented midfielder Orkun Kokcu signed a new contract with Feyenoord.

Since the turn of the year, the 19-year-old midfielder has been strongly linked with a summer move to the Norht London club after stunning form in the Eredivisie.

Having found back of the net six times from 42 games in all competitions, the Norht London club were allegedly prepared to pay in excess of £20m for the creative playmaker.