Newcastle's New Signing Allan Saint-Maxim To Bring Gucci Headbands To The Premier League

Newcastle United signed highly-rated winger Allan Saint-Maximin from French side OGC Nice this week, a transfer that will bring a hint of Gucci to the Premier League.

The 22-year-old, who has joined The Magpies in a reported £16.5 million deal, has signed a six year contract with Steve Bruce's side.

Newcastle fans can expect a direct wide man who averaged 13.75 dribbles per 90 minute last season, posting a higher success rate than Lionel Messi and Eden Hazard, among other big names.

Saint-Maximin is also a physical player who is suited to the Premier League's style of play.

But we're not entirely sure how defender's will react when they witness his fashionable Gucci headband.

Saint-Maximin didn't wear the above to his transfer presentation at St James' Park this week, instead opting for a cheeky Slazenger band.


Newcastle manager Steve Bruce revealed his delight at the club's latest addition.

"I'm delighted to bring Allan to St. James' Park. He is a very talented young player with a big future ahead of him." he said.

"He has all the attributes you would want in an attacking player, including lightning pace, so I'm sure he'll excite everybody.

"He is a great addition to Newcastle United and the Premier League."

Saint-Maximin was handed a 86-rated 'Future Star' card on FIFA 19n earlier this year, but he's made another separate request to EA Sports: include his Gucci headband in the game.

The 21-year old donned the expensive headpiece, which is priced at £180 on the official Gucci store, in the 1-0 win over Bordeaux on 12 January.

Saint-Maximin scored the winner from the spot 16 minutes in, though what was around his dreadlocks was the real story.

Because of his association with Puma, the Frenchman had to have the Gucci logo covered up on the front but Saint-Maximin loves his flex so much that he's asked EA to modify his appearance on this year's game.

Headbands are included in the game for gamers who unlock it for their 'Pro' but seeing Saint-Maximin tearing it up and dripping in sauce at the same time on FIFA would be something else.

Do you think he is a decent acquisition for Newcastle?

Let us know in the comments.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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