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Pellegrini eyeing up Saint-Maximin

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West Ham boss is weighing up a bid for Nice speed machine Allan Saint-Maximin, according to The Sun. 

The newspaper report that the Chilean is considering a bid of around £18million for the 21-year-old winger, who scored five goals and provided nine assists in all competitions in 2017/18.

The Sun claim that Pellegrini is eyeing up Saint-Maximin with facing months on the sidelines in a massive injury blow, while moves for and Felipe Anderson are looking tough amid massive financial demands.

Good move for West Ham?

Absolutely.

Saint-Maximin is one of France’s up-and-coming young stars, and the winger has impressed during his first season at Nice following a £9million move from a year ago.

The 21-year-old offers blistering pace on the wings, with his skilful dribbling being his main asset going forward, but the starlet is also showing some big improvements in other areas.

An £18million deal looks good value for money, especially considering the club’s other options, and Pellegrini would do well to push this one through for the Hammers.

Forever West Ham rating: 8/10

Likely to happen?

It looks as though West Ham’s interest in the France youth international is still in it’s early stages, with Pellegrini just weighing up a bid at this point.

If that interest is firmed up in the coming days with a bid tabled, then there is no reason to think that could not get this one wrapped up pretty quickly.

Forever West Ham rating: 3/10

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