OGC Nice release official statement wishing ‘Incredible Skill’ Allan Saint-Maximin well
Allan Saint-Maximin was finally announced as a Newcastle United player on Friday night.
The player signing a six year contract, as did Joelinton when he arrived 11 days earlier.
As usual the fee was ‘undisclosed’ but it has been widely reported as being £16.4m, which will rise quickly to £20m, once ‘easily obtained’ initial targets are met.
The Ligue 1 club will more than double their money after paying Monaco £9m two years ago for the winger’s services.
After the deal was completed, OGC Nice have now released an official statement wishing their now former player well, somebody they describe as having ‘incredible skill with the ball at his feet’…
Here’s hoping we see plenty of that.
Allan Saint-Maximin had a big falling out with manager Patrick Vieira in the second half of last season, plus the French club need to sell to help bring in Vieira’s own targets.
As it stands today, OGC Nice have so far not brought in a single senior signing this summer.
Official Nice Statement:
‘OGC Nice and Newcastle have come to an agreement for the sale of Allan Saint-Maximin.
Present alongside his teammates since the start of pre-season, Allan Saint-Maximin left the Nice squad on Thursday in order to go and sign for his new club.
After arriving in Nice in the summer of 2017 from Monaco, the French youth international (22 years old) played two full seasons in the Red and Black shirt.
In all competitions, he made 74 appearances, scored 11 goals and made 14 assists for Les Aiglons. This included the European adventure in 2017-18, which came to an end in Moscow in the Round of 32.
With incredible skill with the ball at his feet, the former number 7 found in Nice, the consistency that he had been lacking at the start of his L1 career (during the 2013-14 season), allowing him to take another step forward in his progress as a player.
After Saint-Etienne, Hanover, Bastia, Monaco and Nice, Allan is now preparing to begin a new challenge in the Premier League.
In England, he will wear play for the Magpies, who finished last season in 13th place of the English top flight.
OGC Nice thank Allan for his two seasons at the club and wish him the very best for the rest of his career.’
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