The Shields Gazette are reporting that Newcastle United representatives have flown out of the country last night to seal the deal for a winger.
They suspect that the player they are trying to get over the line is Nice forward Allan Saint-Maximin. The report states that the dribbling savant will cost around £20m.
One reason for the strong suspicion that it is Allan Saint-Maximum is that the Newcastle reps are said to have flown out of the country which would presumably rule out Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen.
Saint-Maximin also the same agent as Joelinton and he liked a few posts about Joelinton yesterday on Instagram.
Allan Saint-Maximin– on his way in the next 48hrs?
Allan Saint-Maximin would certainly be an exciting player at St James Park. His ability to beat his man is top notch however he suffers sometimes from a poor end product.
He is still very young and still has a lot of room to develop. However, he must be willing to work hard in order to fulfill his potential.
His rift with Patrick Vieira at Nice this summer is reportedly due to a poor attitude and lack of commitment to a teamwork ethos. This can be a bit overblown in the press but will be a slight concern.
The French forward will add some attacking flair that will certainly compliment new signing Joelinton as well as Miguel Almiron. He is also a very versatile player as he can play centrally or on either wing.
He will also prove to be a bargain as Nice originally wanted around £40m for him so to be able to close a deal at half that price would be very good.