According to Chronicle journalist Lee Ryder via his personal Twitter account on Wednesday, Newcastle United’s talks to sign OGC Nice forward Allan Saint-Maximin are ongoing. Many Newcastle fans are thrilled with the journalist’s update, especially as they see Saint-Maximin, 22, as a good addition to Steve Bruce’s squad at St James’ Park. Saint-Maximin’s success in the Premier League cannot be guaranteed but fans have every right to be excited by his potential arrival. The former Saint-Etienne attacker scored six goals and supplied five assists in 36 appearances across all competitions for Patrick Vieira’s Nice last term. He has great pace and is versatile enough to play on either wing or even up front as a centre-forward. Newcastle’s attack does not have much depth to it at the moment so getting in someone so versatile would be a good way of covering several areas. Let’s hope that Saint-Maximin can do better than recent imports from France, though that is not a hard target to hit.
Allan Saint-Maximin talks ongoing between #nufc and Nice.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) July 24, 2019
NothingButNewcastle has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
IT’S A BEAUTIFUL SUMMERS DAY.
— Adam. (@AdamNUFC_) July 24, 2019
— NUFC Rumours (@NUFCrumours) July 24, 2019
Mint dribbler loads of pace direct exciting full of flare and is a bit of a hot head ……. i see no issue we love a bit of a lunatic and i guarantee he will end up a toon favourite, get him signed up i say !!
— Dean Whiting (@dwhiting879) July 24, 2019
Hope this happens he could be awesome and scared for opposing defences
— jimmy kelly (@xskye69x) July 24, 2019
GET IT DONE https://t.co/FsvFLHi3ny
— Chris Greenwell (@Greenwelly_) July 24, 2019
Please please please https://t.co/Ds1YsiBAzQ
— James Grey (@jimmy170390) July 24, 2019
Fingers crossed get this one done https://t.co/8vY1XYoQEM
— Mark Roche (@Roche1Mark) July 24, 2019