“We pick the best” – Al-Ahli sign Allan Saint-Maximin from Newcastle


Allan Saint-Maximin has left Newcastle United, joining Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahli for an undisclosed fee.

The French forward, 26, becomes the fourth high profile player to join the Saudi Arabian champions this summer.

They have also signed Riyad MahrezRoberto Firmino and Edouard Mendy from Premier League clubs.

Saint-Maximin, who joined the Magpies from Nice in 2019 and scored 12 Premier League goals in 111 games, has signed a four-year deal.

On Saturday, Saint-Maximin confirmed he was leaving Newcastle with an emotional social media post, saying his “greatest trophy” was playing for the club.

Al-Ahli are run by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), which also owns Newcastle.

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