Business of Sport Newcastle winger Saint-Maximin joins Saudi club By Pramod Kumar July 31, 2023 Al-Ahli Saudi Club Allan Saint-Maximin at the first training session with Al-Ahli club Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin has joined Saudi Pro League side Al-Ahli on a three-year deal. “We pick the best, and he’s one of them,” Al-Ahli said on social media messaging platform X. The transfer fee for the 26-year-old was not disclosed. The winger will team up with former Premier League players Roberto Firmino, Edouard Mendy and Riyad Mahrez at the Saudi club. Saudi sovereign Public Investment Fund owns 75 percent and 80 percent of Al-Ahli and Newcastle, respectively. Saint-Maximin is part of a growing list of high-profile names to move to the Middle East, which includes Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante and Ruben Neves, while Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Al-Nassr in January.