‘They’ll see’: Allan Saint-Maximin sends heartfelt message to Newcastle United teammate

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The former Newcastle United teammates had a hilarious and heartwarming interaction on social media.

Allan Saint-Maximin showed his love to ex-Newcastle United teammate Joe Willock on social media.

The Frenchman joined Al-Ahli from United in the summer but has still continued to support his former team, posting a video of him in Saudi Arabia watching them defeat PSG in the Champions League.

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Saint-Maximin has played eight times for Al-Ahli and scored his first goal against Al-Taawoun last month. The Frenchman currently plays alongside Riyad Mahrez and Roberto Firmino at Al-Ahli who currently sit fifth in the Saudi Pro League table, four points behind league leaders Al-Hlial.Saint-Maximin has played eight times for Al-Ahli and scored his first goal against Al-Taawoun last month. The Frenchman currently plays alongside Riyad Mahrez and Roberto Firmino at Al-Ahli who currently sit fifth in the Saudi Pro League table, four points behind league leaders Al-Hlial.
Saint-Maximin has played eight times for Al-Ahli and scored his first goal against Al-Taawoun last month. The Frenchman currently plays alongside Riyad Mahrez and Roberto Firmino at Al-Ahli who currently sit fifth in the Saudi Pro League table, four points behind league leaders Al-Hlial. | Getty Images

Maxi initially started an Instagram live to talk about the ‘personal development’ academy he’s setting up but there was a familiar face lurking in the comments to grab everyone’s attention.

‘My Guy,’ said Willock, which seemed to pass the footballer by. However after talking about the academy further, Willock caught his attention by cheekily writing: ‘Can I sign up to the academy?’

“Bro, you’re already so rich,” was Maxi’s hilarious response.

Willock is not expected to return until at least next month as he recovers from an Achilles injury.Willock is not expected to return until at least next month as he recovers from an Achilles injury.
Willock is not expected to return until at least next month as he recovers from an Achilles injury. | Getty Images

And the interaction didn’t end there. The 26-year-old continued to address his former teammate and lovingly said: “I miss you so much brother. I hope to you’re back soon and show them- they’ll see.”

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Joe Willock hasn’t featured for Newcastle since May when he picked up a hamstring injury in the penultimate home game against Brighton.

He was expected to return in pre-season but suffered a setback. Then, last month, during his recovery, the midfielder sustained a new Achilles injury. Eddie Howe hopes the former Arsenal man will be back after the international break.

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Allan Saint-Maximin | Getty Images

After being sold to Saudi Pro League side Al Ahli in August, Saint-Maximin vowed to continue to be Newcastle’s biggest supporter during an emotional 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.

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“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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