Newcastle United opinion: Should the Magpies go for Allan Saint-Maximin?
According to Get Football News France, Newcastle United are preparing a shock move for Allan Saint-Maximin. That is a sensational move for the Magpies, especially now that the club have let go of Rafael Benitez.
Arguably the best manager that the club has had over the last half-decade or so, it will be a massive loss for the Magpies in the near future. However, if they do make the move for the Allan Saint-Maximin, it will be a stunning move for the 22-year-old and one that the Magpies could really do with.
The club already broke their transfer record by adding Miguel Almiron with a €21million fee and Nice are expected to demand around €30million, the Magpies are willing to break the bank and spend that much.
However, even despite his fee, Allan Saint-Maximin is more than worth every penny that the club might spend on him. The Nice star has been amongst the club’s best players this season by a large margin, producing nine goals so far.
An unpredictable winger with incredible pace and agility, Saint-Maximin uses it devastating effect to terrorize defences in the Ligue 1.
That’s something that only a few Newcastle United players have managed to do, with Almiron the lone exception. Saint-Maximin, on the other hand, does it off the wing and does it with a style and class that few players can.
His wide range of tricks and flicks and enthusiastic style of defending does make him worth the valuation. While his ability in the final third is good, Saint-Maximin is far from the finished product but at 21, he has a long way to go.
His talent and limitless energy will only help the club and he can help ease the burden with a healthy contribution of goals over the season. They need someone just like that, especially given how badly the likes of Christian Atsu, Joselu, Kenedy, Yoshinori Muto have done.
With time, adding someone half as talented as Allan Saint-Maximin will help them move forward. That is in an era without Rafael Benitez, which will be a lot harder than many think.
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The sheer fact that Newcastle United have been linked with a move for Allan Saint-Maximin is a shocking surprise given that the club have let go of Rafael Benitez. However, if they do manage to add the 22-year-old, then there is little doubt that he will become a force of nature.