Newcastle sign Allan Saint-Maximin from Nice and Jetro Willems on loan from Frankfurt

Allan Saint-Maximin has signed for Newcastle from Nice on a six-year deal.

Sky sources understand Newcastle will pay £16.5m upfront for the 22-year-old winger, rising to a possible £20m in add-ons. The France U21 international scored six goals and five assists in 34 Ligue 1 appearances last season.

Newcastle have also confirmed the signing of Netherlands defender Jetro Willems, arriving on a season-long loan from Bundesliga club Frankfurt, who reached the semi-finals of last season’s Europa League.

The Premier League club have the option to sign the 25-year-old international left-back on a permanent deal at the end of the 2019-20 campaign.

Head coach Steve Bruce told the club’s official website: “Jetro brings a wealth of experience into the dressing room and I’m very pleased to have brought him here.

On the signing of Saint-Maximin, Bruce added: “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 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.”

He scored for Nice against Burnley in a friendly earlier this week and his arrival, along with Willems, follows the record £40m signing of Joelinton from Hoffenheim.

Sky Sports News understands Southampton striker Charlie Austin is on Bruce’s list of transfer targets after forward Ayoze Perez joined Leicester, and Joselu departed for Alaves.

Bruce is also keen on signing Sweden international full-back Emil Krafth and PSG defender Stanley N’Soki.

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