Newcastle United who were on the brink of letting Saint Maxim leave, has finally confirmed his departure to Saudi. The winger will be joining Saudi Pro League club Al Ahli and will be representing the club from next week onwards.
The talks were ongoing for several days with regard to the French professional footballer as Eddie Howie’s side finally made it happen. Maxim’s departure provided Newcastle with the financial strength they needed to sign Harvy Barnes from Leicester City for a sum of £38M. Maxim also was keen on a move to Saudi since the talks had progressed for several days between Newcastle and the Saudi club.
Sain Maxim’s departure to Al Ahli had become a must for Newcastle
After all his good performances at the club, it’s no doubt that Saint Maxim had become a crowd favourite at his club. Though Newcastle were pretty much reluctant to keep him, they needed to let him leave so that it can help them to pass the necessary financial fairplay rules. Saint Maxim’s transfer to Al Ahli took place finally following several talks between the clubs overs a period of several days.
Fabrizio Romano officially revealed his move to Al Ahli wherein he mentioned all the necessary details with regard to the move. The final transfer fee for Maxim’s move to Saudi will be that of £30M. Prior to this, Al Ahli had also signed several other stars from the Premier League. Edouard Mendy joined the club from Chelsea and will be seen guarding the net for the upcoming season for them. Recently Riyad Mahrez too made a move to Al Ahli from Manchester City.
Allan Saint Maxim played a total of 124 matches for Newcastle United. During his 4 years stay at the club, he scored a total of 13 goals and provided 21 assists. He also helped his side to a top 4 finish in the 2022/23 season of the Premier League, thanks to which his side will be featuring in the champions league next season. It remains to be seen as to whether the 26 year old winger is able to continue such wonderful performances in the upcoming season at Saudi Pro League as well or not.