Date: 1st August 2019 at 3:17pm
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Saint-Maximin is on the verge of joining Newcastle United on a long-term deal, according to RMC journalist Loic Tanzi.

The reporter claimed via his personal Twitter account on Thursday afternoon that Saint-Maximin, 22, is set to sign a six-year contract with after a £16.4million-plus was agreed with OGC Nice.

Saint-Maximin now looks set to become Newcastle’s second major signing of the summer after centre-forward was signed from last month in a club-record deal.

OPINION

Saint-Maximin and Joelinton are two decent players but it remains to be seen how they will adapt to life in the . Hopefully they will do well but need to be patient if they do not take to English football like a duck to water. Newcastle cannot stop their transfer business once they have snapped up Saint-Maximin. Although he will be a good addition to ’s attack, there are still issues in other areas of the squad, most notably at full-back and in the centre of the midfield. Newcastle do have numbers in those positions but they really lack quality and strength in depth. It would be a mistake if Bruce didn’t sign a new right-back and left-back to improve on his current options while a central midfield wouldn’t go amiss either. Sean Longstaff has been linked with Manchester United for most of the summer. Hopefully he does not go but a replacement will definitely be needed if he does. Another striker should also be signed by Bruce if he has enough money to spend.