Mohamed Diame joined West Ham last August as a free agent, after being at Wigan Athletic for three seasons, and there’s some news today that Newcastle may be interested in signing the 6’1″ defensive midfielder, who has played 12 times for Senegal.
Mohamed Diame – West Ham defensive midfielder
There’s no doubt that West Ham’s good start this season is linked with the good form being shown by Mohamed, and there’s news today that he has a release clause in his contract, just like Demba Ba’s, and would you believe it’s supposed to be £7M – the same as Demba Ba’s?
We find this story hard to believe, and think Newcastle’s name has been tagged on as being interested in the player, probably because the journalist thought about Newcastle and Demba Ba, when he found out that Diame has a release clause in his West Ham contract.
£7M would be too much for Newcastle to pay for another defensive midfielder, when we already have Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita, Gael Bigirimana and James Perch who can play in that position.
The 25 year old played 103 times for Wigan with 7 goals and so far he has played 11 times for West Ham with one goal.
Given that Vurnon Anita is starting to come through, and he’s looked good in the last few games, and that we also have 19 year-old Gael Bigirimana looking a potential star of the future, Newcastle don’t need a defensive midfielder right now, especially if they have to pay £7M for him.
Newcastle need to strengthen the defense in January by bringing in at least two good players, and that will give Alan Pardew at least some fighting chance of having Newcastle finish high up in the Premier League this season.
What do you think?
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