‘They’ll know soon’ - Newcastle United star Allan Saint-Maximin posts cryptic six-word message

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Many believe Allan Saint-Maximin has been hinting at his Newcastle United departure for months.

Allan Saint-Maximin is no stranger to cryptic messages. In fact, for the past couple of months Newcastle United supporters have been faced with a flurry of them, trying to decode them in fear the winger could leave the Toon this summer.

At the beginning of June, the Frenchman took to Instagram to share the season had been “one of the most difficult years emotionally”, which has left fans wondering if it was a farewell message.

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Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin late last season. (Pic: Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin late last season. (Pic: Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin late last season. (Pic: Getty Images)

Saint-Maximin was linked to AC Milan in January and has been subject to transfer speculation since he joined Newcastle in 2019. Having only started 12 Premier League games last season, many believe he could be eyeing up a move in the hope of more game time.

Since then, Maxi has been posting regular fitness updates- videos of him hard at work for the upcoming season. But as of now, fans are still unaware which team he’s working hard for. An unknown which has become even greater after his post yesterday.

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On Instagram, Saint-Maximin posted a photo of himself with the caption: ‘Work in silence. They’ll know soon.’

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The post was met with an inordinate amount of comments from United fans willing the footballer to stay on Tyneside.

One fan said: ‘I hope you stay with Newcastle, your talent is immense Maxi,’ while another commented ‘Killing me with these crypto messages.’

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.

Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle United shoots under pressure from Thilo Kehrer of West Ham United and Kurt Zouma of West Ham United  during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at London Stadium on April 05, 2023 in London, England. Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle United shoots under pressure from Thilo Kehrer of West Ham United and Kurt Zouma of West Ham United  during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at London Stadium on April 05, 2023 in London, England.
Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle United shoots under pressure from Thilo Kehrer of West Ham United and Kurt Zouma of West Ham United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at London Stadium on April 05, 2023 in London, England.

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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