Allan Saint-Maximin reveals special bond with Newcastle United fans

Allan Saint-Maximin says he feels at “home” at Newcastle United – after signing a new six-year deal at St James’s Park.

Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 6:31 pm

The winger has committed himself to the club until 2026 ahead of Saturday’s Premier League home game against Manchester United.

And Saint-Maximin, signed from Nice last year for £16.5million, has spoken of his affection for the club and city.

"I've played for a lot of clubs – Monaco, Nice, in Germany – but Newcastle, I feel like it's my home,” said the 23-year-old, who had been seeking improved terms at the club.

"The supporters give me a lot of love, the coach (Steve Bruce) too, and my partners on the pitch.

"Everybody gives me love and when you have this, I feel it's my home, and I hope this stays my home for a long time. Every club I'd been before, the fans loved me – but not like the Newcastle fans.

“That's really important, because for me, you have the football and everything, but you have the human and they give me something different. So if I can give back to the supporters and to the club with a new deal, I'm really happy."

United head coach Steve Bruce said: "We're absolutely delighted that he's committed his future here. We're delighted to be keeping him – and he's delighted to be staying.

Allan Saint-Maximin.

"I'm sure the supporters will be delighted with the news. He's had an introduction now to what life in the Premier League is like and with Allan. The world’s at his feet. He can go as far as he wants to go, because he's got the talent to do it."