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Newcastle United: Saint-Maximin drops Instagram post

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Newcastle United star Allan Saint-Maximin posted on Instagram after the team’s strong finish to the season and transfer rumours which linked the Frenchman with a move away from St. James Park. 

The former Nice man has been a huge fan favourite since he arrived back in August 2019 for a great deal of £16.20 million. However, since the arrival of their new owners in the Saudi Public Investment Fund he has been linked with a move away from the club as they look to rebuild under new manager Eddie Howe.

Saint-Maximin has posted on his Instagram. The Frenchman took to the social media app to share a video of his best moments of the season and accompanied the post with a caption praising the fans and the team’s season.

He wrote, “What a season. Thanks to all of you for the incredible support during this historic campaign! Now it’s time to make some change. The best is yet to come”.

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Indeed, after praising the Newcastle fans for their ‘historic season’, it seems as if the Frenchman is hinting towards him staying at St James’ Park as he states the ‘best is yet to come’.

The Frenchman has been a huge asset for Newcastle since his arrival, in the 93 appearances he has managed 12 goals and 16 assists and has been one of the more consistent factors to the team prior to the arrival of PIF.

This season he’s managed five goals and five assists in the Premier League while averaging 1.8 shots, 1.4 key passes, 4.2 dribbles, and fouled 1.4 times per game with 77% pass accuracy on 18.9 average passes per game. He also ranks in the 99th percentile for dribbles completed and the 84th percentile for progressive carries according to Fbref.

Saint-maximin has been a huge player for the club and there is no reason why he couldn’t continue to play well for them during their rebuild, but if a great offer comes in for him it might be hard not to take it for the owners.

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