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Saint-Maximin Joins Al-Ahli in Saudi Pro League, Adding to Growing Trend of Top Players Moving to the Middle East

Saint-Maximin has officially signed a contract with Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli, and he is the umpteenth top player to move to the Middle East.

Saint-Maximin joins Al-AhliUndisclosed fee Will team up with Mahrez

WHAT HAPPENED?

Allan Saint-Maximin, who left Newcastle United for Al-Ahli, is the latest player to join the Saudi Pro League. Al-Ahli paid a reported fee of around £23m and it came from the country’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), which also owns Newcastle. However, fine The Magpis and Al-Ahli did not reveal the exact number.

BIG PICTURE

The 26-year-old will team up with former Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez and ex-Liverpool Roberto Firmino to form an aggressive forward line at Al-Ahli.

Saint-Maximin joined Newcastle in August 2019 from Nice and has scored 13 goals and provided 21 assists in 124 games.

IN THE PHOTO

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NEXT FOR SAINT-MAXIMIN?

The Frenchman is expected to join the club on Monday (31/7) morning, where he will have his first training session.

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