West Ham should try to sign Newcastle attacker Allan Saint-Maximin according to Stan Collymore.

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The Magpies signed the 24-year-old from Nice two years ago for around £16.5 million (BBC).

The Frenchman made a slow start to life with Newcastle due to injuries but he has now found his feet.

Saint-Maximin put in a top-class display against West Ham on Sunday.

The former Nice man possesses pace in abundance and he has a real bag of tricks up his sleeve.

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Allan Saint-Maximin in action for Newcastle United against West Ham on Sunday (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

West Ham should sign Saint-Maximin Collymore claims

David Moyes needs to bolster his attacking ranks at the London Stadium this summer.

In truth, the Scot needs to sign an out and out striker. He has a penchant for converting pacy, powerful wide players into centre-forwards, however.

 

And Stan Collymore urged the West Ham boss to sign the 24-year-old Newcastle ace, when writing his regular column for the Daily Mirror (August 17th, page 55):

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Stan Collymore has urged West Ham to sign Allan Saint-Maximin (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

“I like Allan Saint-Maximin – he has pace, skills and attitude. If I were in charge of recruitment of an upwardly mobile club such as West Ham, Everton, Leeds or Aston Villa, I’d take a punt on him.”

The pacy attacker would undoubtedly be a smart addition for the Hammers.

He may well be out of our price-range, however.

The Daily Mirror reported earlier this summer that Newcastle value the 24-year-old at around £60 million. Obviously West Ham won’t be paying anywhere near that for a single player.

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Saint-Maximin will probably stay at St James’ Park for quite some time with a price-tag like that on his head.

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