L’Equipe has claimed that Newcastle United are readying a swoop to sign OGC Nice forward Allan Saint-Maximin this summer and understandably, many Magpies fans on Twitter are gushing over the thought of seeing him play in black and white stripes next season. Saint-Maximin, 22, was in good form for Nice last season as he scored six goals and supplied five assists in 34 Ligue 1 appearances. He can play on either wing, behind the centre-forward or as a striker himself, which would no doubt help Newcastle as their current attacking unit is depleted following exits of Salomon Rondon, Joselu and Ayoze Perez. According to WhoScored, Saint-Maximin completed more dribbles than any other player in Ligue 1 last season – more than Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. If Newcastle can sign someone who is so good with the ball at his feet then there’s no doubt that Steve Bruce will be improving his squad. Hopefully the newly-appointed Toon boss can strike a deal with Nice before the transfer window closes next month.
NothingButNewcastle has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
This would be a top quality signing but it is L’Equipe…
— James Knowlson (@jimknowlson) July 21, 2019
I would love this, miggy joelinton and saint-maximin would be such a promising front 3
That source tends to be wrong alot but would love to add him to the squad
— Ian (@IanRaupp) July 21, 2019
Most dribbles completed in all leagues more than messi
— John Wilson (@jwj_ltd) July 22, 2019
Him and joelinton would be immense as s front two or Almiron and maximin off joelinton
— Lucas Dickinson (@djlucasjunior) July 22, 2019
So Joelinton expected in today for 40m, talks of us signing Saint Maximin, club rennovations. This does not look like the works of Ashley. Hope this is true. #Nufc
— Oliver88Soufan (@OliGouffran) July 22, 2019
Saint Maxim as well? Where’s that news coming from? Would be sensational!
— Bobby Norris (@wonderbonzi) July 22, 2019
If we signed him our attacking force is very quick