Amara Diane Wants Move To Qatar Club

Setanta Sports is reporting today that Amara Diane, the Paris Saint Germain striker, has decided he wants to move to the Al-Rayyan club in Qatar.


Amara Diane – wants to move to Qatar club

PSG have also disciplined their player for his recent outburst in the press, and for his absence from their first pre-season training session.

The Ivory Coast international had been scouted by Newcastle United, when he helped PSG to avoid the drop last season, but it appears he is not at the head of the Newcastle queue, and has decided to seek pastures anew.

The 25-year-old has agreed personal terms with Al-Rayyan, but then has criticized PSG for not allowing him to complete the £4M move.

Diane told Le Parisien:

“This club are okay to put €5M on the table for a transfer,” “It’s a very good sum. But Paris want three or four more. Is that normal?”

“Most of all if I stay here, next year I could leave for only €1M. They think I’m an idiot. So from my part I have given my word to go to Qatar.”

“From now I want to ensure my family’s financial future. And only a Qatari club can permit me to do it.”

So it looks like PSG have not yet accepted the £4M transfer fee, but those statements will hardly help Amara move on.

Comments welcome.

23 comments so far

  • HeronMag

    Jul 4, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #1

    There are far better players than Diane out there. Good luck to him, but he wouldn’t be on my shortlist.

  • Ross

    Jul 4, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #2

    wonder why he’s going out there, for the few billion a season they pay you i imagine,hahah

  • Nev

    Jul 4, 2008 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #3

    the only people who sign for clubs in the gulf are people after money. proven by Zarate who said the only reason he moved there was to get money for his parents.
    i think he has also herd newcastle are on a tight budget and he wont get the money he wants lol

  • Graeme

    Jul 4, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #4

    A mickey mouse club for mickey mouse player. Hope they are happy together. Money talks eh!!

  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 4, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Good, hes shite anyway.

  • Ross

    Jul 4, 2008 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #6

    aye a mate of mine’s dad is top doc at one of the hospitals out in quatar, plays golf with the de boer brothers when he’s out there and apparently ronald is on a ridiculous wage from his club, Al shamal or something i think it was?

  • brownrob

    Jul 4, 2008 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #7

    Hey ed!

    Just wondering if you knew the link for Baheng down the side doesnt seem to work, well its different to the rest of the youngster links…

    Just pointing it out, wouldnt mind reading it thats all!

    Keep up the good work Ed!

  • Davies

    Jul 4, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #8

    Not fussed.

    Wasn’t it Diane that said “Playing for Kevin Keegan is a dream” and then denied a week later.

    Don’t care Amara. Off you go….

  • Punk Skunk

    Jul 4, 2008 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #9

    Why would anyone play in Qatar?..
    …Cold, hard cash!..
    …Bye then!..

  • Wezside

    Jul 4, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #10

    haha well this proves money talks – not bothered hes hardly prolific is he. More than happy is moving out here 😉

  • Yahya Ahmad

    Jul 4, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #11

    Good! I glad we didnt buy him!

  • Chennai Toon

    Jul 4, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #12

    this guy is a comedy………he is trying to invite all the clubs to make a bid for him……………..definitely no for newcastle………………….

  • dougnufc

    Jul 4, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #13

    He looks crap, I am better than him.

  • Lull

    Jul 4, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Good! This guy’s a joke.

  • beright

    Jul 4, 2008 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #15

    CRAIGG u mentioned Affelay a few dozen times and I like the idea, he’s looked real lively when i’ve seen him.

    Anyone know he likely destination, price?

  • Lull

    Jul 4, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #16

    lol…TamToon..u joking right?

  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 4, 2008 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #17

    beright – Either Barcelona, Arsenal or Fiorentina/

  • beright

    Jul 4, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #18

    Tom Toon…never mind then ha, but that’s the sort of player we should be after


    Jul 4, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #19

    He has already flown this kite on the previous blog. My reply was.

    Tam Toon, grow up, do you really think anyone is going to fall for that.

  • Leo

    Jul 4, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #20

    and straight after bill i said, i hope your joking making me look like ive fallen hook line and sinker haha

    diane is not good enough i am glad he isnt coming


    Jul 4, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #21

    Never mind Leo, you do try to give people on the blog some credibilty but it just takes an idiot like Tam Toon to spoil the ambience.


    Jul 4, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #22

    Affelay has been mentioned by quite a few people on the blog (including me) I was under the impression that Arsenal were after him. He is a brilliant young player and whoever gets him will get a gem. I’d be surprised if he went for under 15m though.

  • ben

    Jul 4, 2008 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #23



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