Allan Saint-Maximin sends cryptic message after Newcastle United future doubts

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The Newcastle United winger recently returned to action after injury.

Allan Saint-Maximin has recently returned to training and Newcastle United’s matchday squad after being absent for four weeks due to a hamstring injury.

The winger made his comeback in United’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal, making an appearance at the 78th minute.

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Whilst fans were delighted to see him return, the Frenchman has posted a cryptic message to social media ahead of the Toon’s Saturday game at Leeds.

Alongside a photo of him in training, Maxi appears to have said: ‘Some people are pretending to love me... and I’m pretending to believe them.’

The comment has prompted many fans to shower the footballer with love and support, fearing it might hint at his experience at the club recently. A feeling which could hint at him departing in summer.

One user said: ‘Love you always Maxi !! Ignore the haters’

While another commented: ‘We all love you maxi! We need you in the champions league next season!’

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In the media, Saint-Maximin’s future at the club is said to be uncertain- despite Eddie Howe stating earlier this year the plan was for him to stay.

Howe said: “Without a doubt, I wouldn’t be picking him in the team if he wasn’t part of the now and the future because I don’t believe in that.

“The rest is up to Allan. Allan has to perform week in, week out to maintain his standing in the group. That’s the same for any player. We really like him, we really respect him, he can make a difference for us.”

Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images

And Saint-Maximin directly addressed his future at Newcastle himself. After winning against Manchester United, he said: “I had the opportunity to go to another club in January but the club said they want me to stay and that I’m important.”

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“When you feel that the club, the manager and every single person in Newcastle wants you then, of course, you want to stay.

“But the day I don’t have that feeling for sure I will have no other choice but to go to the place that really wants me. I don’t think about that now. I’m really focused on my goal - which is helping Newcastle try and reach the Champions League.

“After that, I will think about what is best for me and I will have a chat with the club and the manager about what they want and I will have to make a decision for sure. But I really want to see myself and my future here in Newcastle.”

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