Premier League side Newcastle United have completed the signing of highly rated winger Allan Saint-Maximin.

His transfer was announced by the club via their official Twitter account on Friday night.

The young French winger has signed for the Magpies for an initial fee of £16m plus £4m in bonuses, thus taking the transfer to the £20m mark.

Allan Saint-Maximin has joined Newcastle United from French Ligue 1 club OGC Nice.

He has put pen to paper on a six-year deal until the end of the 2024/25 season.

The Frenchman was previously linked with a move to Arsenal earlier in this summer’s transfer window but nothing came out of those links.

The Gunners were in need of a winger and the young French player was one of the wing options linked with the club.

Arsenal were mainly linked with Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha and even had a £40m bid rejected for the Ivorian international.

Crystal Palace were reluctant to sell Zaha whom they slapped an asking price of £80m on to ward off the interest of clubs like Arsenal.

The club turned attention to his compatriot Nicolas Pepe whom they signed for a record transfer fee of £72m from French Ligue 1 outfit Lille.


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