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 Â£4M move.
Diane told Le Parisien:
â€œThis club are okay to put â‚¬5M on the table for a transfer,â€ â€œItâ€™s a very good sum. But Paris want three or four more. Is that normal?”
â€œMost of all if I stay here, next year I could leave for only â‚¬1M. They think Iâ€™m an idiot. So from my part I have given my word to go to Qatar.”
â€œFrom now I want to ensure my familyâ€™s financial future. And only a Qatari club can permit me to do it.â€
So it looks like PSG have not yet accepted the Â£4M transfer fee, but those statements will hardly help Amara move on.