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Allan Saint-Maximin Joins Ambitious Al-Ahli After Departure from Newcastle


French winger Allan Saint-Maximin embarks on a new chapter in his football journey, signing a significant three-year deal with Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahli following his departure from English club Newcastle. The cash-rich and ambitious Gulf kingdom’s league continues to draw in top-level players, and Saint-Maximin’s arrival adds further strength to their football landscape.

On Sunday, Al-Ahli took to social media to express their excitement about acquiring the talented winger, stating, “We pick the best, and he’s one of them.” The financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but English press reports have estimated it to be approximately 30 million pounds ($38.5 million).

During his time at Newcastle, the 26-year-old Saint-Maximin made 124 appearances and showcased his skills on the field, scoring 13 goals since his transfer from Nice in 2019. His presence and flair on the pitch made him a fan favorite and a vital asset to the club.

Saint-Maximin’s decision to join Al-Ahli reflects the growing allure of the Saudi Pro League, which has witnessed an influx of high-profile players in recent times. The league’s appeal has attracted football icons like Cristiano Ronaldo, Roberto Firmino, Riyad Mahrez, Karim Benzema, and Jordan Henderson, solidifying its position as a competitive and promising football destination.

As the football landscape evolves, Saudi Arabia’s football scene continues to gain momentum, with Al-Ahli being at the forefront of ambitious signings. The acquisition of Allan Saint-Maximin represents another statement of intent from the club, demonstrating their commitment to building a formidable squad capable of competing on both national and international stages.

For Saint-Maximin, this move presents a new challenge and opportunity to showcase his skills in a different footballing environment. The winger’s ability to take on defenders, create scoring opportunities, and score crucial goals makes him a valuable asset for Al-Ahli, further enhancing their chances of success in domestic competitions and beyond.

As the Gulf kingdom’s league continues to attract top talents from around the world, football enthusiasts eagerly anticipate how Saint-Maximin will adapt to his new surroundings and make a lasting impact on Al-Ahli’s performance. The league’s increasing competitiveness and global appeal bode well for the growth and development of football in Saudi Arabia, cementing its status as an emerging force in the world of football.

As the excitement builds around Allan Saint-Maximin’s arrival at Al-Ahli, the football world eagerly awaits the winger’s debut in the Saudi Pro League, where he will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on the league and its devoted fans.


Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.


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