The Hull Daily Mail are reporting today that Newcastle launched a (cunning) dawn time raid for Hull’s 29 year-old midfielder Mohamed Diame and activated the release clause in his contract.
That release clause is sad to be £3M and as we reported earlier today when the news first broke, there’s not too much Hull can do about it.
Mo Diame – 29 year-old Senegal International
It now depends on whether Newcastle can reach terms with the player and his agent and then the deal can go ahead and be completed.
But since this news has now broken, expect some Premier league clubs to be interested in getting Diame, so we just hope that Newcastle are far enough along in their negotiators to tie up the deal.
Newcastle will want to move very quickly to tie up the deal and the Hull Daily Mail is reporting the deal could be closed within 48 hours.
So it makes sense that at least this transfer will not drag on for any length of time and maybe the next thing we hear is that terms have agreed and Mo is on his way to Newcastle for a medical.
The good news is that Mo is reported to be keen to join the Magpies, so maybe the terms have already been discussed and are acceptable to the 32 times capped Senegal International?
Mohamed Diame for £3M would be a terrific deal for Newcastle and he would presumably replace Moussa Sissoko who we expect to sell for £35M.
Not bad deal-making from Newcastle.