Newcastle United have offered a chance for Allan-Saint Maximin‘s friend Florent Indalecio to continue to impress with the Magpies youth setup after agreeing a deal with the striker until the end of the campaign.
Indalecio arrived at Newcastle on a trial basis earlier in the summer looking to make an impression with the club’s youth sides. The forward had been without a club after a spell in Australia came to an end and had been looking to reignite his career after a rocky start.
Allan Saint-Maximin plays key role in Indalecio transfer decision
One player who has been instrumental in the Magpies agreeing to extend the 23-year-old’s deal until May has been Saint-Maximin. The dynamic winger has been living with Indalecio and the pair have formed a bond in recent weeks ahead of his initial trial period coming to an end, per Chronicle Live.
Indalecio is a player who arrived at Newcastle with a past for being something of a maverick. The forward was kicked out of Saint-Etienne after the Ligue 1 club decided he was too much of a disruptive presence. That led to the 23-year-old spending time in the fifth tier of French football before moving to Australia, per Chronicle Live.
Saint-Maximin himself arrived at St James’ Park with a bit of a ‘bad boy’ reputation, having been expelled from the famous Clairefontaine academy in France earlier in his career, per the Daily Mail. However, ever since moving to Newcastle, the forward has been a revelation and was fully deserving of his recent contract extension.
Allan Saint-Maximin needs Indalecio gamble to pay off
Saint-Maximin has made his mark on many occasions in his time at Newcastle but the Frenchman will need Indalecio to knuckle down and prove worthy of the faith he has shown in him. The striker has been handed a second chance to impress in a top European league, so now he must show he can display the right attitude and commitment for the club’s under-23 side.
Indalecio clearly has talent to have been involved at Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne in the first place and to have impressed Saint-Maximin. He now needs to show that, like the winger, he too can put previous off-field problems behind him and take his career to a new level with the Magpies.
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