RMC Sport are reporting that Newcastle United have agreed on a fee of £16.5m for OGC Nice’s Allan Saint-Maximin.
Accord trouvé pour Allan Saint-Maximin à Newcastle. Transfert autour de 18 millions d'euros avec pas mal de bonus. Le joueur s'apprête à signer un contrat de 6 ans avec le club anglaiis #Mercato #RMCSport
— Loïc Tanzi (@Tanziloic) August 1, 2019
This tweet translates to:
Agreement found for Allan Saint-Maximin with Newcastle. Transfer around 18 million euros with a lot of bonuses. The player is about to sign a 6-year contract with the English club
It looks like Lee Charnley’s trip to the Mediterranean has paid dividends this time. This is a good deal for a player who if he works hard can become a superstar.
This will be the second first-team player to come in this summer behind Joelinton, who also signed a 6-year deal. This could be a very exciting team with Joelinton, Almiron, and now hopefully Saint-Maximin upfront.
Newcastle now need to focus on getting in Stanley N’Soki from PSG and Emil Krafth from SC Amiens. They are reportedly very close to agreeing for these two players.
Then we hope there is a surprise signing in the form of a striker or additional wide player. Maybe even one of Liverpool’s Harry Wilson or Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen. This may be unlikely but would certainly be welcomed.
After that it’s time to bring Andy Carroll home and this will have been a very good window. But still lot of work left for all of this to happen.