NUFC close in on Allan Saint-Maximin – TWO other deals lined up & one imminent – Report

According to the Northern Echo, Newcastle are ‘closing in’ on THREE more new signings – with a deal for Allan Saint-Maximin said to be ‘close’.

This comes from Paul Fraser – the Echo’s Chief Football Writer – who also confirms our interest in Brazilian forward Marrony, while Kyle Scott also looks all set to sign a two-year deal after being spotted at St James’ Park today.

Back to Saint-Maximin, Bruce confirmed our interest in the winger last night, however he’s since been left out of Nice’s pre-season friendly with Boavista – news that only adds fuel to the fire regarding his potential move to Tyneside.

It was reported earlier today that we were yet to match Nice’s alleged £20m asking price, but the Northern Echo’s latest piece suggests he is now set to follow Joelinton through the door:

NEWCASTLE UNITED are closing in on three more players, including a £20m deal for Allan Saint-Maximim, to give head coach Steve Bruce the ideal start to life at St James’ Park.

‘The Newcastle boss admitted on Wednesday that a deal for Saint-Maximim was being worked on and sources in France are suggesting that a deal is close, after he was left out of the pre-season friendly against Boavista.

The 22-year-old, who has represented France at every level except for the senior team, now looks set to follow the arrival of £40m man Joelinton and the hope is for a couple more.

‘Newcastle are also keen to bring in another young Brazilian, Vasco da Gama’s £10.7m striker Marrony, if the deal is right, and a two-year deal has been offered to former Chelsea midfielder Kyle Scott.

A move for Saint-Maximin has looked more and more likely over the past 48 hours, while a deal for Scott is clearly imminent following his sighting at St James’ Park today, however a move for Marrony would be a deal slightly out of the blue.

That said, you can see why someone like Mike Ashley is keen on the idea of signing a highly-rated Brazilian for just shy of £11m. The pound signs must be rolling through his eyes.

Time will tell if we really are closing in on Saint-Maximin, but these are certainly some promising claims from the Echo.

Fingers crossed!

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

4 thoughts on “NUFC close in on Allan Saint-Maximin – TWO other deals lined up & one imminent – Report

  1. All good news – and I hate to sound ungrateful, but we need full backs too. Unless he is happy to settle with Yedlin & Sterry covering RB and Dummett and Ritchie covering LB with Manquillo back up for both.

    Lazaar could be in his plans after working with him last season ??‍♂️


  2. Leckworth Bird:
    If Ashley had allowed Rafa this leeway things would have been a lot less volatile.

    What Leeway. Bruce has next to no say in who is coming in. All youngsters with potential and sell on value. Not Rafa’s style at all.


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