The Championship trio of Birmingham City, Norwich City, and Queens Park Rangers are targeting a summer deal for Saint-Etienne forward Dylan Saint-Louis, according to GetWestLondon.
The 22-year-old came up through the ranks at the Ligue 1 outfit before making his senior debut against Paris Saint-Germain back in December 2015, and has since gone on to play four more times for the French side, netting once in their 3-1 win over Montpellier last year.
But it was last term during his loan spell at Ligue 2 club Laval where he really made great strides, bagging six goals and laying on two assists in just 28 league matches for the side, although he was unable to keep them in the French second tier as they finished bottom and eight points adrift of the relegation play-off.
Nonetheless, his own fine form has certainly caught the eye of some clubs in England, with Birmingham, Norwich, and QPR all reportedly keeping tabs on Saint-Louis’ situation.
Harry Redknapp’s Blues narrowly avoided relegation from the Championship last term, and their mere tally of 45 goals scored will simply need improving next time round if they are to avoid being embroiled in another scrap near the bottom.
The same can be said of Ian Holloway’s QPR, who finished level on points with Birmingham after a below-par campaign, and the Loftus Road faithful will be hoping for better from their side, with reinforcements evidently needed to do just that.
And for Daniel Farke’s Norwich, they were unable to sustain a promotion challenge last season, and with the future of striker and top-scorer Cameron Jerome far from certain, they may need more firepower to once again put themselves into the promotion picture – firepower Saint-Louis could provide.
It is believed that Saint-Etienne will hold out for around £525,000 for the 22-year-old, a fee which would surely interest the aforementioned trio, with there very little to lose but much to gain from such a deal.
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