Newcastle United have been without star player Allan Saint-Maximin due to injury for just one game, but after falling 1-0 to Burnley at Turf Moor, Magpies supporters are already missing the Frenchman and crying out for him to return as soon as possible.
Will ASM be a Newcastle player next season?
The 22-year-old signed from OGC Nice in a £16.5 million deal last summer, going on to showcase impressive amounts of pace and flair on the right wing for Newcastle whilst cementing himself as possibly their best acquisition of the season.
However, after he limped off in their last home win against Southampton with a hamstring problem, ruling him out for a month, Magpies supporters have started dissecting why his presence is so crucial to Steve Bruce’s side ahead of a tough home encounter with Crystal Palace.
Responding to a piece by the Chronicle, fans have had their say on why the Frenchman is such a key figure – and how they could want to see him back sooner rather than later.
Here’s what they had to say.
He a legitimate threat. Also we need another striker. A real one this time. I like Csrroll but he gets hurt way too much.
— bigal123 (@allanrg1) December 18, 2019
if we could get another pacey dribbler similar to him I would be happy, it always makes teams fearful if someone can run at them with the ball
— jimmy kelly (@xskye69x) December 18, 2019
Because they have literally nobody else capable of dribbling at pace in his area of the field?
— Matthew Warren (@Nom_Dahl_Warren) December 18, 2019
Because he’s the only person that looks to take on a man and drive the team forward, without him we’re sat in a defence shape terrified to move the ball forward and sit 10 yards too deep
— Dazza (@NUFC_DazzaD) December 18, 2019
Because he’s good. And no
— dave cheek (@davecheeko) December 18, 2019
Very simple. Because he’s the only player they’ve got that can dribble past someone
— Frank Drebin (@FrankDr42855441) December 18, 2019
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