After a fee was agreed last night and pictures emerged of him arriving at the training ground today for his medical, Newcastle finally look set to seal the signing of Nice winger Allan Saint-Maximin.
With this in mind, it feels like a good time to look at his performances for Nice over pre-season, with him bagging goals in 2 of their games so far this summer.
One came against Burnley in midweek – with him being one of few who impressed during their 6-1 hammering – while the other goals sees him score in Nice’s 3-2 win over PSV last month:
The following clip also shows highlights of his eye catching display in Nice’s defeat at Turf Moor on Tuesday night – with several Burnley fans actually taking to Twitter after being impressed by the 22-year-old winger.
He’s far from the finished article and still has a lot of work to do when it comes to his final ball, his consistency and his work rate, however Newcastle definitely have an exciting and explosive talent on their hands in Allan Saint-Maximin.
In this day and age, he could prove to be a bargain at £16.5m if he reaches his potential – but it’s a big risk considering he’s essentially replaced our top scorer, Ayoze Perez.