Al Ahli, the Saudi club, continues to make waves in the transfer market, adding another prominent name from the Premier League to its roster. Allan Saint-Maximin, the former Newcastle footballer, has inked a new contract with the club, as confirmed in today’s announcement on Al Ahli’s official website.
While the English club has remained tight-lipped about the specifics of the transfer, the deal marks Saint-Maximin’s move from Nice to Newcastle in 2019, where he showcased his talents in 124 games, netting 13 goals and providing 21 assists.
During the last Premier League season, the skillful French striker featured in 25 matches, significantly contributing to Newcastle’s fourth-place finish, securing their spot in the Champions League.
Saint-Maximin’s arrival at Al Ahly marks the latest addition to the club’s star-studded lineup, as he joins the ranks of other Premier League talents such as Riyad Mahrez, Roberto Firmino, and Eduardo Mendy, who have all donned the Saudi club’s colors.
Taking to social media, Saint-Maximin bid a heartfelt farewell to his time at Newcastle, emphasizing that playing for the club was his “biggest trophy”.
Notably, Al Ahli, under the ownership of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, shares a connection with Newcastle, making the transfer even more intriguing.
As the summer transfer window unfolds, Newcastle has also been active in securing talent, having brought in Sandro Tonali from AC Milan and Harvey Barnes from Leicester.
With Saint-Maximin’s arrival, Al Ahli further bolsters its roster with top-tier talent, setting the stage for an exciting and competitive season ahead. Fans can expect a thrilling display of skill and prowess as the club continues to make waves in the footballing world.