Bruno Guimaraes & Newcastle United star respond to Allan Saint-Maximin’s emotional post

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Allan Saint-Maximin was supported by two of his Newcastle United teammates.

Two of Newcastle United’s players have shown their support to Allan Saint-Maximin after the Frenchman posted an emotional message to supporters.

In a lengthy statement uploaded to Instagram on Monday night, the 26-year-old reflected on “one of the most difficult years emotionally” and said he is “now entering a turning point” in his career.

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The cryptic nature of the message has left Magpies supporters guessing about where Saint-Maximin’s future lies amid transfer links to AC Milan in January.

Indeed, Saint-Maximin has frequently been subjected to transfer speculation since moving to St James’ Park from Nice in 2019 and this summer won’t be any different on the back of a frustrating campaign, where he was restricted to just 12 Premier League starts.

Allan Saint-Maximin’s message in full

Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin.  (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin.  (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

“When I joined @nufc in 2019, nobody understood my choice,” the Frenchman said. “I always believed in this club, as soon as I step onto the pitch, the fans directly adopted me.

“Since then there has been highs and lows, when we were in the relegation zone, but I always believed in the team and trusted the project even if it was hard to stay in the PL, I knew that the club deserved much better and we had to prove it. I gave everything on the pitch to keep the team at the highest level. I am grateful that some people remember that.

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“When the club has been bought by the new owners, the fans finally got what they deserved!

“I want really want to thank all of my best supporters for supporting & believing in me, it’s because of you that I wake up everyday more determined than ever 🫶🏾 but even the people that criticize when it’s fair, because sometimes the negative is beneficial to get up.

“I always tried my best to help the club in the best way possible, even by playing injured…

“This year has been one of the most difficult year emotionally, you are not able to know that as I keep personal things for myself, but I lost some really important people, and that is nothing compared to all the things that happened in my life this year… But I always tried to be present on the pitch and give everything. I am so proud of the team and that we achieved the CL.“I am now entering a turning point in my career and I will give everything until the end to achieve my dreams 🦾

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“It’s often said that human beings forget quickly, but me I won’t be able to forget everyone that love me for who I am and believe in me in difficult moments, it’s in these hard situations that we see the real supporters. Thanks to everyone for the support, whatever happens, I will always give everything when I have the chance to step onto the pitch.

“Thanks God for everything ✝️ 🕊️”

Bruno Guimaraes and Joe Willock respond

As supporters continue to speculate what Saint-Maximin’s message means for his future, teammates Guimaraes and Willock have shown their support. Guimaraes replied with five heart emoji, while Willock said “love u broski”.

What Eddie Howe has said about Saint-Maximin’s future

When pushed on the player’s future, head coach Eddie Howe gave his thoughts on Saint-Maximin after the club’s season-ending 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in May.

He said: “That (his future) will be dictated by Maxi himself.

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“He has so much ability, and he’s such an important player for us when he’s at his very best, fitness-wise. He’s unique, there’s no one like him in the Premier League.

“You saw he’s a huge transitional threat today, his end product was there, so really pleased. We just hope he comes back really fit, and ready to do well in what is a massive season for him personally.”

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