Allan Saint-Maximin’s emotional message to Newcastle United ahead of Burnley clash

Former Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Former Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Former Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Allan Saint-Maximin continues to keep tabs on Newcastle United despite moving to Saudi Arabia in the summer.

Allan Saint-Maximin has sent an emotional four-word message to Newcastle United as they prepare to host Burnley at St James’ Park on Saturday afternoon.

The Frenchman left the Magpies to join Saudi Pro League side Al Ahli in the summer after four years at St James’ Park. He scored 13 goals in 124 appearances, including two brilliant solo efforts against the Clarets during the 2020-21 season.

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Ahead of tomorrow’s game, Newcastle replayed one of those goals on their social media channels and Saint-Maximin was quick to reply on Instagram and said: “Miss you so much”.

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

After Al Ahli in August, Saint-Maximin vowed to continue to be Newcastle’s biggest supporter during a heartfelt farewell message.

“4 years ago, I wore the Newcastle jersey for the first time. At that moment, I hadn’t realized that not only was I about to become a Newcastle player, but I was also about to become a Geordie,” the 26-year-old wrote.

“You might think « nice Goodbye message » but the sentiment runs deeper than any words I could say, from the very first months that I met the people of this city, I truly understood them and embraced their unwavering passion, which is why it was so important for me to give my all and if this meant to play injured or even not making statistics, I didn’t give a ---- as long as it would help my team.

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“Believe me, I fell for Newcastle, I had great opportunities to leave during dark days, but that was too late I was already in love, I wanted, I needed, I had to stay for helping my team to save the club from Premier League relegation because it meant the world for me.

“Of course during those dark days some may have had their doubts, but I always believed in this club and look where we are today, it’s just so beautiful. I’m leaving Newcastle as it should always have been and that’s my greatest trophy because I was a part of it.

“A deep thank you to ALL of you, my teammates, the loyal fans, the staff, the Club, etc… I’ve seen all your messages, thank you and even though this chapter has ended, the story never stops. Newcastle is home now, I’ll continue to be your biggest supporter, I’ll watch every game and as long as the club keeps winning I’ll be the happiest man in the world… and for sure you will see me again 👀

“I love you, I love you sincerely, I love you like a Geordie brother. Once a Geordie, always a Geordie 🖤🤍”

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