Allardyce Admits He Can’t Stop Diame Moving – To Newcastle?


West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has come out today and said he is powerless to stop Senegal international midfielder Mohamed Diame leaving in January if some club (like Newcastle for instance) come in and meet the £3M release clause.

Mohamed Diame – A Newcastle player in January?

That’s exactly what Alan Pardew has said this morning about Demba Ba leaving – since there’ nothing he can fo if a club meets his £7M release clause, and then that club will attempt to negotiate a wage packet with Ba – and if they do that he’s gone.

The 25 year-old Senegal International is reportedly attracting attention from a number of clubs, and there have been reports that Newcastle are interested in bringing him to Tyneside.

Sam Allardyce refused to talk about the contract of Diame, but West Ham co-chairman David Gold confirmed the fact via his Twitter account:

“Diame does have a release clause in his three-year contract. He joined us from Wigan on a free transfer.”

When you look at the financials should Diame move in January, the London club have made a quick £3M in profit on the player, which is why it’s not bad a deal – at least from a financial viewpoint – and with clubs being businesses that soon have to balance their books, that;s how the Boards will look at deals.

And notice also that his agents will be making money on the deal, which they did last summer too, when Mohamed moved to West Ham on a free transfer from Wigan. These release clauses are put in by agents – so they can make money when a club comes in and meets the release price.

Big Sam never will not talk about players contracts to the public, and he refused to do so on Dame’s contract,  but he did have this to say:

“I don’t disclose players’ contracts publicly – there’s always a situation where you’re powerless to keep a player because of the size of the price.” “You can’t turn it down.”

“The chairman says, “Look, we can’t turn that down, Sam – we’ve got to move him on”.” “I think there’s always a chance that you lose football players when they start getting attention – because everybody is searching for better players.”

Alan Pardew has again said today that Newcastle will have a stronger squad come the end of January – so we wonder whether Newcastle have already tied up at least one signing for January – and there’s a chance it could be Diame – who we think would be a terrific buy at £3M.

What do you think?

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329 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Dec 9, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #1

    not sure how pardew can say Ba has loyalty towards us,, if so he would take the clause out,
    just a thought,
    before he signed for west am, , i bet he had never heard of us,

    i was talking to a fan of newcastle from iceland last night,, he made a great point,, all these top players we have, when they signed, they said they want to take us back into europe, not many of these players got a chance to show there tallents in the competition for us, with pardew chosing the kids over them

    he was also ov the same opinion as me, it dosent matter who pardew gets in to play for the club, his philosphy wont change on how he wants the game played,

    there for will not move the club to that next level, and is looking more likely to take us backwards

    with 10 men wigan attacked us,
    us against sunderland, just sat back,,

    best form of defence is attack,

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #2

    I don’t think we have signed up Diame just yet Ed!

    …we sadly don’t work like that. New players will come mid or late January as usual…the big question will be if we’ll sign any at all un less someone leaves?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #3

    catchy

    Please, please give it a rest!

    Do you not get tired of posting the same things every single day?

    Pardew is going nowhere. He has the backing of the vast vast majority of fans, he’s on an 8 year deal, and Mike Ashley has not got ambition other than to see us stable.

    There’s no point wasting your whole life moaning on a blog about it.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 9, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #4

    Also, Wigan were 2-0 down. We were 1-0 up.

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  • Ian Toon

    Dec 9, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #5

    Jesper- Good Morning and happy holidays. The Sunday Sun mentions that Cabaye had a double hernia operation.
    Catchy- Found something to agree with you on. The best form of defence is attack.
    Have a good one.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #7

    Ian…that’s news to me 🙁 have a nice sunday!

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  • Ian Toon

    Dec 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #8

    Tequila- LOL . Your wicked- enjoyed your comment suggesting that they aren’t on here after a defeat.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 9, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #9

    Ian…and how was the musical event last night with minced pies and mullet wine (or what it is called :-D)

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  • tequilamag

    Dec 9, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #10

    Jesper, remember the Cabaye and Ba deals were tied up as soon as the transfer window opened when we bought them.

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  • Ian Toon

    Dec 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #11

    It was good. Got to meets lot of former school mates and chat over what were doing. It’s mulled wine. Preferred the pint in the pub afterwards to be honest. Then I am a heathen.

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  • rahulmagpie

    Dec 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #12

    indian magpie, i am doing my M.A FOR DELHI UNIVERSITY, STAY N NORTH CAMPUS

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  • tequilamag

    Dec 9, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #13

    Good morning Ian , not staying long got a busy morning.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 9, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #14

    Tequila…but that was summer signings (but I guess you are right)

    …we will see I guess 😉

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  • tequilamag

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #15

    Jesper , w live in hope mate.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #16

    Ian,
    I bet they weren’t pleased to see you !
    Anybody keen for us to sign Diame could you explain where he would fit in or do you see him as a replacement for Tiote.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #17

    Ian…now I know what mulled wine is 🙂 I remember it from when I lived in the Uk. It’s more or less the same as what we and the Swedes call Glögg 😀

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  • nobby sol

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #18

    Diame is class like, puts tiote to shame

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  • nobby sol

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #19

    Jail for Ashley

    tiote is way overated and if we can get shot for 7-8 mill and get diame (the far better player) for 3.5 thats some great business id say

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #20

    Tequila…what’s going down this morning mate? showling snow 🙂

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  • woolerbill

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #21

    Desperate, that’s what we have become, We Do Not Want Anymore African, enough is enough, they are more trouble than that are worth.

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  • tequilamag

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #22

    No snow today mate, quite sunny outside. Meeting friends for lunch and need to take Lola the Lurcher out first. will be back later for the Sunday football.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #23

    Nobby sol,
    That poses the question of who would want Tiote for 7/8M or even 25M if earlier reports aren’t taken with a pinch of salt when they could get as you say the better player for 3.5M.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #24

    Tequila…have a good one 🙂 It is snowing like crazy here!

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  • tequilamag

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #25

    Cheers Jesp will do.

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #26

    Diame and Sissoko are more are less the same players. Just think that Diame edges it! 🙂 Sign Him Up!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #27

    Hey rahul,
    Let me know if you wanna catch up for a NUFC game. MA in what

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #28

    Please answer,
    Why would somebody give us 7/8M for Tiote when this guy is available for half of that,and one thing is certain if nobody is sold then Diame or any other centre mid are coming anywhere near us,so lets concentrate on that CB and fullback.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #29

    hope we get this lad he’s mint and very strong, he could easily take over tiote for first team role.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #30

    TADS

    Yes you can LOL

    I started posting here for the first time then. not that i took a break.

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  • The Venga Bus

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #31

    Would be a great signing.

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  • davybtoon

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #32

    I said in the summer we should get diame n the response from people on here was why do we need him, well if u seen him at sjp a few weeks back u will see why we need him big strong can play him next to tiote would b immense

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  • RONNIE147

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #33

    Has any1 seen in chronicle lee Ryder saying 95% of toon fans are behind pardew despite that not actually being a question in his recent poll?? Made up Bullshit, Ryder must be on ashleys pay roll to come out with this.

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  • blew

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #34

    Nolan went to WH for a better contract, they also pick up Carrolls tab, which indicates WH pay more than theToon. Why then would Diame leave WH, who are also in a much healthier league position, we are a couple of defeats from a relegation spot.

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  • Graeme

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #35

    West Ham are in exactly the same boat with Diame, as we are with Ba. We agreed the clause when we signed him because we thought it was good for us to do so – it’s not unusual.

    The problem seems to be that we are not prepared to pay him the “going rate” for a top Premier League Striker to get him to remove it.

    Our Owner / MD seem to know the price of everything but the value of nothing. They are trapped in the “never mind the quality – feel the width” mindset of the bargain basement wheeler dealer, which is effectively what they are!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #36

    Some people on here say that Mike Ashley is a business genius, I tend to disagree would a genius have overlooked a 130M pound debt, or hired Dirk Llambias, Dennis Wise and JFK.

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  • davybtoon

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #37

    Greame – yea we should pay 100,000 aweek to ba to keep him but it then wages could spiral out of control bcoz you then have cisse, cabaye, tiote, santon, colo, hba, Anita all wanting 100,000, u then also have any new players coming saying we want 100,000 n b4 you know it your wage bill is sky high again, ba won’t pass a medical anywhere

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  • davybtoon

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #38

    The thing what gets me is toon fans think we’re some mega rich club that can compete with any club on wages, when the reality is we don’t even make a quarter of the income some other clubs make in the premier league 52,000 seater stadium dosent make u mega rich, man utd just signed 450mil shirt deal we signed a 30mil shirt deal, man utd Dhl training kit deal is bigger than our new shirt deal

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #39

    TDS

    i will never stop until he is out 🙂

    and where does it say he has the full support,

    it says they believe he wasnt backed in the summer, which is 100% right, carnt argue with that

    Geordie punters do not feel that the Toon boss can be blamed for the Magpies’ slide down the Premier League table, with 92.3% of the club’s followers who voted feeling Pardew was not handed a “fair amount” of money to spend in the summer transfer window

    where did it ask are you happy with the football you watch,
    did not see that question,,

    where did it say the fans are right behind him from a football point of view,,
    it didnt

    you and your cronies, use this crap like the league table last year,
    and if you want to believe its all ok, then fine,,

    but i have my views, and until he starts playing football with our players, i dont wnt ji at the club

    GET USED TO IT

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 9, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #40

    Tequila

    That’s funny I don’t recall being asked !! How dare they do a survey and not include me!! Don’t they know who I am !!! I live down South these days and every NUFC fan I meet seems equally depressed at how we’ve morphed in to a long ball team.

    In fact someone on facebook just put something about NUFC buying Carroll back and said …..I know Pardew is a long ball 442 dinosaur and Rodgers is the opposite (lucky Liverpool fans) but why would NUFC be stupid enough to pay anywhere near 17m for a non – scoring, very one dimensional, injury prone dark age target man?

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