You wait this long for transfers, and two come along at once!

Fresh from lavishing a reported £40m-ish on Hoffenheim for Brazilian forward Joelinton, Newcastle United have thrust an oversized bag marked ‘swag’ in the direction of Ligue 1 club Nice to secure the services of 22 year old winger Allan Saint-Maximin.

A French youth international, Saint-Maximin has a hat-full of tricks and pace to burn. He’s been at the French club for the past two years, following a few years of early career journeyman-ship unpacking his suitcase in hotel rooms in cities including Monaco, Hannover and Saint Etienne.

But will he be a success at St James’ Park?

Watch Adam Widdrington’s detailed assessment of our latest signings chances, his strengths and weaknesses and whether rumours about his supposed lack of end product carry any weight.