Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce has quickly strengthened his attack since taking charge at St. James’ Park.

According to the Daily Mirror, Allan Saint-Maximin is close to joining Newcastle United in a £17 million deal.

Newcastle had looked set to sign Saint-Maximin from Nice, but they have struggled to get a deal over the line.

Concerns have risen at Newcastle that the transfer could have fallen through at the last minute.

However, the Mirror suggest that Newcastle are now on the verge of completing the deal and at a cheaper price than first expected.

For £17 million, Newcastle appear to be getting one of the most dangerous dribblers in Europe and he could be an inspired addition.

If Saint-Maximin does join Newcastle’s first choice attack would look strong, with Miguel Almiron and Joelinton already at the club.

Saint-Maximin would add pace and skill to Newcastle’s forward line and the latest reports should ease the anxiety around St. James’ Park that a deal was going to fall through for the Nice winger.

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