Allan Saint-Maximin is one of the most entertaining players in the Premier League.
Even when Newcastle United were limping through their toughest runs of form under Steve Bruce, the majestic Frenchman was the one player you could always rely on to capture the imagination.
Say what you like about his end product at times, but few players in all of world football have the ball-carrying ability of Saint-Maximin.
The blockbuster entertainment of ASM
The 25-year-old is right up there with players like Adama Traore in simply having an uncanny ability to eat up the length of a football pitch in one fell swoop with outrageous dribbling and pace.
And with Eddie Howe curating a more tactically-sound Newcastle side in which Saint-Maximin isn’t having to pick the ball up on the halfway line, he’s been able to go from strength to strength.
As such, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Saint-Maximin’s confidence is sky-high right now with the Newcastle baller going out of his way to prove that during the Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.
Saint-Maximin showboats vs Palace
That’s because the headband-clad winger produced one of the most hilariously unnecessary skills that, frankly, we’ve ever seen in England’s top-flight.
Before Miguel Almiron had fired the Toon into the lead with a scintillating run and finish, Saint-Maximin was bringing the St. James’ Park faithful to their feet with some funny dance moves.
The Newcastle star took the mickey out of Cheikhou Kouyaté by strutting over the ball with exaggerated step-overs in a style similar to Ronaldinho’s famous goal at Chelsea for Barcelona.
And while there obviously wasn’t the same end product on this occasion, the skill itself from Saint-Maximin was still so funny that you’d be mad not to watch it. Check out the footage down below:
— Daniel Bell (@DanielB34530189) April 20, 2022