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Newcastle Fans React On Twitter To Potential Diame Signing

3:47 pm, Monday, August 1st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 15 Comments

Newcastle fans took to Twitter today to react to the possible signing of 29 year-old Mohamed Diame from Hull City who plays in the style of Moussa Sissoko and is a likely replacement for the 26 year-old French International who is expected to leave Newcastle, maybe as early as this week.

Moussa did report back to training at Benton today as the first team squad was training at St. James’ Parl for this year’s Open Day.

Newcastle have activated the £4.5M release clause in Diame’s contract and things are moving quickly and it wouldn’t be too surprising if Diame is in Newcastle before the day is out for his medical.

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29 year-old Hull City midfielder Mohamed Diame

Here are some typical tweets on the possible Diame deal:

And now for something completely different – I also heard this was why the Pogba deal was being held up – strange that.

🙂 🙂 🙂



Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target · Tweet · Twitter




15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Belfast // Aug 1, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    We seem to be hoarding central midfielders again.

  • 2 Belfast // Aug 1, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Tsunki out!

  • 3 Our Toon // Aug 1, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Belfast

    We need more central midfielders as colback and Anita centrally won’t cut it

  • 4 Rafa Revolution // Aug 1, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Martoon

    Final League Position – 1st
    Final no. of points – 108
    League Cup round – semis
    FA Cup round – Semis
    Player of the Season (Blog) – Ritchie
    Goal scorer (TGS) – Gayle
    No. goals for TGS – 27

  • 5 Our Toon // Aug 1, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Good thing is Diame can play in many positions either out wide? Behind the striker or centrally.

  • 6 Ron Knee // Aug 1, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Lee Ryder:-

    As reported on Monday morning by the Chronicle the Magpies are set to sign Mo Diame – and have triggered the Hull City midfielder’s minimum fee release clause. The Senegal international is expected to tie a deal up in the next day or so.

    It is also understood that United are looking at another defensive recruit and have options when it comes to bringing in another striker. Rafa Benitez could also add another winger before the transfer deadline at the end of the month.

  • 7 Belfast // Aug 1, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Would be a good signing anyway. I really hope we get the lad from Brighton next. Then hopefully a decent left back and a striker.

  • 8 Belfast // Aug 1, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    Our toon

    Shelvey
    Saviet
    Anita
    Colback
    Hayden
    Diame?
    Tiote

  • 9 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 1, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    If tiote leaves as well as sissoko,and diame signs,we will have 6 players for who can play in the 2 holding roles. But a couple of those players are also going to be covering the three more advanced mf

  • 10 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 1, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    Seems to be moving along nicely with signings. Still more to go, but at least it looks like the deals might be concluded at some point.

  • 11 Spoof // Aug 1, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    Belfast

    Tiote will probably be gone so that would leave six and with Rafa’s set up we will usually play three of them in each game, so that would leave three to cover three which is probably what your would need.

  • 12 Our Toon // Aug 1, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    Belfast

    Tiote will be sold, Anita will be used as cover for CM, RB and on RW, Diame can do the same and be used in many areas as we lack overall quality numbers in the squad, colback can play LB or DM

    We have 46 league games, need a bigger squad this season than last season. Don’t wanna get into a situation of having Anita and Colback as holding players

  • 13 firebug666 // Aug 1, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    Real Madrid say they have no interest in Sissoko:-

    http://nothingbutnewcastle.com/2016/08/blogs/gallowgate-gossip/real-madrid-not-interested-in-newcastle-star/?

    Thing is neither does anyone else, no bids in for him so we are stuck with him.

  • 14 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Aug 1, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    Nice team for the league:

    _____________Sels
    Janmaat_Lascelles_Hanley_Gamez
    _________Hayden_Saivet
    Ritchie_____Diame____knockheart
    ____________Gayle

    Subs:

    Darlow
    Anita
    Shelvey
    Perez
    Colback
    Mbemba
    Aarons

  • 15 barkel // Aug 1, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    I’m still expecting a fair bit of business to be done. I would imagine one of our GK’s will be on the way plus Sissoko, Tiote, Thauvin & Rivi as well as trimming the u21 (u23?) squad. I think a LB and another winger should be priority before any further strikers. I think Gayle, Mitro & Arma will be all playing for the 1 up top. Perez or SDJ in the no.10. I like we have proper competition for RB with Sterry, Janmaat & Gamez




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