Allan Saint-Maximin has taken to Twitter to post a cryptic tweet, and the timing of it is very interesting.

At 9:31am on Wednesday, the Frenchman – who Transfermarkt state stands at 1.73m (5 foot 7 inches) – posted a mere egg-timer emoji, suggesting that something could be imminent.

Then, roughly an hour after that tweet was posted, The Daily Mail reported at 10:28am that the former OGC Nice winger is set to be handed a new six-year contract by Newcastle to reward him for his scintillating displays.

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It seems simplistic to pair the two things together given the timing, although one can’t help but be intrigued by Saint-Maximin’s cryptic tweet just moments before The Daily Mail’s report broke.

 

Regardless of that, there’s no denying that the attacker deserves a new deal.

It was his Man of the Match display against Burnley before the international break which secured all three points for the Magpies. Saint-Maximin’s well-taken opener, before his mesmeric run and cross for Callum Wilson, helped earn the win.

The winger is definitely a player Steve Bruce loves.

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After the 23-year-old recorded three assists in one game against Bournemouth last term, the Magpies boss said (via The Northern Echo): ‘Three assists in a game just shows what he’s capable of. There are still things he has to learn, but he’s a real, real talent, and a real find for the club. He gets you off your seat.’

No timeframe was mentioned regarding when Saint-Maximin will put pen to paper on his new deal.

However, his extremely cryptic tweet could suggest an announcement is imminent.

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