Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has stated he believes Allan Saint-Maximin has the capacity to one day play for Spanish giants Real Madrid.

The French winger has really caught the eye for the Magpies since arriving at the club in the summer of 2019.

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The 23-year-old has produced a string of dazzling displays and is one of the most unpredictable players in the whole division.

Arguably, Saint-Maximin is a consistent end product away from being a top-class player.

And in the eyes of Shelvey, he could well play for Real Madrid some day.

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Speaking on the Studs Up podcast with Charlie Austin, he said: “He is different gravy.

“You can just give him the ball and sometimes he holds on to it for way too long but, honestly, he is unbelievable.

 

“He has got the ability to play for Real Madrid and teams like that, without a foul. He has been unlucky with his hamstrings and things like that.”

The world can be ASM’s oyster under an attacking coach

Saint-Maximin absolutely has the potential to become a top-class player.

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He is blessed with frightening pace and dribbling, and could very well join a massive European club some day, as much as Newcastle fans hope he’ll stay at St. James’ for many years.

But one would have thought that to achieve that, he would have to be playing under a coach that gets the team playing free-flowing, attacking football.

He needs to be working under someone who can develop raw talent.

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