Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has heaped praise on winger Allan Saint-Maximin and stated he could be 'a hell of a player' for the Magpies going forward.
The former Nice winger has quickly become a fan favourite at St James' Park thanks to his attacking flair and dribbling skills, with a match-winning goal against Southampton recently going some way to reinforcing the 22-year-old's status among supporters of the Tyneside club.
Having just recovered from a hamstring problem, the winger looks set to reach the potential Bruce had hoped for when he spent an initial £16m on the Frenchman. A goal and two assists in his last two games certainly suggest he will be a key player for the north east club.
And speaking to the BBC after the win over the Saints, the 59-year-old spoke in glowing terms about his new signing's talent, calling him a 'scary' player.
"He is always a threat, wants to get past you and that is a dying art. He has that natural ability in abundance."
Saint-Maximin started his career in 2013 at Ligue 1 club Saint-Étienne, before moving to Monaco in 2015. Loan spells at Hannover 96 and Bastia were followed by a move to Nice in 2017, before the Premier League club swooped in to sign the 22-year-old before the start of this season.
Source : 90min