Former Newcastle United manager Graeme Souness believes Allan Saint-Maximin will be even better next season.
Newcastle United are focused on today’s game against Manchester City, which will be even more difficult if Allan Saint-Maximin is out. After picking up a knock against West Ham, the exciting winger has been listed as doubtful for today’s clash. If he is sidelined, his absence will certainly be noticed.
The young Frenchman has been in fine form during Project Restart and he is attracting the interest of teams like PSG, Napoli, Arsenal, and Tottenham as a result. Saint-Maximin will have five years left on his contract after this season and fans hope his stay on Tyneside is long-term.
Former Newcastle United manager Graeme Souness recently analyzed what Saint-Maximin brings to the table. According to Souness, Saint-Maximin is already a top player in the Premier League who is a nightmare for opposing defenders, especially in one-on-one situations.
Souness also went on to say that Saint-Maximin is only “getting better and better” and that his performances for the Toon make it difficult for Steve Bruce to leave him out even when he needs a rest.
In the past, Bruce claimed that he has never trained a player with the skillset Saint-Maximin possesses, and the Toon boss boldly claimed that the £16.5m winger was the signing of the summer in England.
As a fan and regular observer of the club, I am in agreement with both Souness and Bruce on this one. The impact Saint-Maximin has had on this team is unmatched by any other player in the squad. His ability to create meaningful chances for himself and others with minimal support is unreal.
The way he consolidates his pace and technical skills out wide is what makes him one of the most dynamic players in the Premier League. So long as he can develop more consistency over a longer stretch of games, he can certainly join the elite category of the top flight.