Former Newcastle United favourite teases Bruno Guimaraes reunion after emotional message

Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) | Getty Images
The pair were teammates at Newcastle United for one-and-a-half-years.

Bruno Guimaraes sent his best wishes to former Newcastle United teammate Allan Saint-Maximin who celebrated his 27th birthday on Tuesday.

Saint-Maximin joined Saudi Pro League side Al Ahli last summer in a deal worth £23million but is fondly remembered for his four years at St James' Park.

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The Frenchman was a teammate of Guimaraes' for 18 months, a period where the Magpies progressed from Premier League relegation candidates to Champions League qualifiers.

Reacting to Saint-Maximin's birthday on Instagram. the Brazilian said: "Happy birthday my brother. I miss you every day. I wish you the best my friend."

And the winger replied, teasing a reunion in the future. He said: "I miss you too my brother. We will be reunited soon, I promise."

The exchange came after Newcastle's official account sent their birthday wishes. The post read: "Wishing you a very happy birthday, @st_maximin ❤️🎂." And Saint-Maximin was to reply. He said: "🥹🫶🏾 forever 🖤🤍

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When announcing his exit from Newcastle in July, Saint-Maximin vowed always to remain a Geordie.

“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," he wrote,

"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 team mates, the loyal fans, the staff, the Club. I’ve seen all your messages, thank you and even though this chapter has ended, the story never stops.

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"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.”

Saint-Maximin made 124 appearances for the Magpies, scoring 13 goals. Since moving to Saudi Arabia, the player has managed four goals and nine assists in 22 outings.

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