Get French Football News is reporting that Newcastle representatives are in Nice trying to close the deal for Allan Saint-Maximin.
Breaking | Newcastle representatives are in Nice to close a deal for 22-year-old winger Allan Saint-Maximin; hopeful of an €18m + bonuses agreement – the latest details https://t.co/R6CbAgItuq
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 1, 2019
The outlet reporting this news is RMC and they report Lee Charnley by name as being in Nice trying to complete the deal. It looks like they will try to use some bonuses to get the €18m deal over the line.
Once a fee is agreed between the two clubs, the report says that there will still be work to do with smaller details like agent commissions to sort out.
Get French Football News also have a very detailed article about what type of player Newcastle will be getting in Saint-Maximin. The author of this piece seems to think that his best role is as a second striker which would suit the 3-5-2 that Newcastle have used this preseason.
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) July 31, 2019