A lot of Newcastle United fans have reacted to Allan Saint-Maximin’s latest tweet.
True Faith NUFC put out a tweet about Faustino Asprilla, and the 22-year-old replied with two emojis, which led to a few Newcastle fans responding with praise for Saint-Maximin.
Is Saint-Maximin like Asprilla?
Yes, he is a maverick
No, long way to go yet
— Allan Saint-Maximin (@asaintmaximin) February 7, 2020
Get practicing your cartwheel celebrations big man! ?
— Gamal Selhim (@gammo90) February 7, 2020
That’s what the fans have been starved of Allan! You can be our guy ?
— Jacko Hooper (@jacko_hooper) February 7, 2020
Better get the dance moves ready??
— Joss Parker (@jossyp691) February 7, 2020
Most similar player we’ve had since him. Keep it going!
— Bobby Gibson (@bobbynufcgibson) February 7, 2020
— Dan Brown (@D_M_Brown) February 7, 2020
— John P (@JohnP90) February 7, 2020
What do we think?
Asprilla was loved on Tyneside because he was an entertainer, and his hat-trick against Barcelona at St James’ Park in the Champions League is never likely to be forgotten.
Saint-Maximin has not quite achieved that status yet, but it seems some Toon fans love him and see a bit of Asprilla in the Frenchman, who has spoken about how he likes to excite fans and that he enjoys taking players on.
During a game earlier in the season, Saint-Maximin attempted to rainbow-flick the ball over the head of Sebastien Haller – who is 6ft 4.