Former Newcastle United man Didier Domi has predicted big things for Allan Saint-Maximin after talking to beIN Sports (via ChronicleLive) following the winger’s impressive performance against Sheffield United.
Saint-Maximin scored the opening goal and was a general nuisance as the Tyneside club ran out 3-0 winners at St. James’ Park against Chris Wilder’s European-chasing team.
However, as per the outlet, Domi has claimed that the 23-year old needs to mature, improve his decision making and finishing if is to become a ‘real gem’ in the North East.
“If he can have the numbers, when you see the quality of dribble, of pace and he likes to make damages in the last third, but if he can add the numbers a bit like [Adama] Traore at Wolves then he will be a real gem,” Domi told beIN Sports.
“But still he needs to mature, his decision making has to be better and his finishing has to be better. But if he can improve on that he can become a really good player.”
Indeed, for all of the talent that Saint-Maximin has shown so far in the 2019/20 season, he has still only managed just four goals and four assists in 22 games in all competitions, according to Transfermarkt.
However, there have been other stats where the Frenchman has excelled. Saint-Maximin records a relatively impressive 4.6 successful dribbles per game in the Premier League, highlighting his rather unique ability with the ball at his feet with has caused some defenders nightmares in this campaign.
Whilst his end product could improve as Domi suggests, ASM still produces 1.3 key passes per match in England’s highest division, and has also created six big chances (via Sofascore).
Saint-Maximin has arguably been a big part in making sure that the Magpies stay up this term, and he could be a key player for the would-be owners of the Toon should the proposed takeover at NUFC go through.
Will the Newcastle takeover go through?
Amanda Staveley’s Saudi Arabian-led group are still awaiting official approval from the English top flight with regards to their £300 million deal with Mike Ashley, but one thing that may be certain is that Saint-Maximin will be part of the side if the bid is put through.
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