Nice snap up Sneijder and Saint-Maximin

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Ligue 1 side Nice have announced the signings Wesley Sneijder and Allan Saint-Maximin.  

Sneijder, 33, joins from Galatasaray after four and a half seasons where he won the Turkish Super Lig, the Turkish Cup and the Super Cup, having previously set the world stage alight with Ajax, Real Madrid and Inter Milan.

A former Dutch international midfielder with over 130 caps, Sneijder, who is closing in on the final stage of his career, joins young French winger Saint-Maximin in signing for the club.

A under 20 international former Saint-Etienne player, joins the club from Monaco, having spent time on loan with Hannover 96 and Bastia.

Following Sneijder's arrival, the club posted the following statement: "It's now official. OGC Nice's 2017-18 squad now has a third UEFA Champions League winner in it.

"After Dante and Mario Balotelli, former European champion Wesley Sneijder will also wear the red-and-black shirt this season after passing a medical on Monday.

"He also knows which shirt he'll be wearing this season. Mika Le Bihan respectfully agreed to 'give up' the number 10 he had been wearing it to present it to the new arrival in the dressing room."

Welkom @sneijder10official ?⚫️?

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And on the signing of Saint-Maximin, a statement read: "He perfectly fits the bill for what Le Gym are looking for: an explosive player that makes things happen from wide positions.

"Saint-Maximin, 20, has promised that and more since making his Ligue 1 debut at just 16 years of age in the 2013-14 season at St Etienne under the orders of Christophe Galtier.

"Welcome Allan!"

?⚫️? Allan St-Maximin est niçois !

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