Magpies Move Quickly To Seal Diame Deal

It looks like Newcastle United are moving very quickly to seal the deal to get Mo Diame to Newcastle for the release clause in his contract, which is now said to be £4.5M – up from the initially reported £3M.

The Mail is now reporting that Newcastle are in talks with the player and his agent after they met the release clause in his contract.

And Keith Downie of Sky Sports expects the deal to go though and that it could close within 24 hours.

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Newcastle would certainly do well to get this deal completed as soon as possible.

The 29-year-old joined Hull from West Ham in 2014 when they paid his £3.5M release clause.

The good news for Newcastle is that Mo wants to join up with Rafa Benitez on Tyneside – which could be key to the deal going through.

The other new piece of information is that Mo has rejected a new deal offered by Hull City, with his current contract running out next summer.

With other Premier League clubs now alerted of his release clause, Newcastle will be moving as quickly as possible to get this deal closed and it looks like they need to agree terms before the medical will take place.

We could even be hearing of further developments as the day goes on.

This would be a fantastic deal for Newcastle if we can pull it off – a coup – to have such an accomplished and powerful player on Tyneside.

Presumably Mo will be the replacement for Moussa Sissoko who reported back to training at Benton this morning from his summer break.

It follows his excellent play for France in Euro 2016 which has increased his value in the transfer market to an incredible £35M.

Both Juventus and Real Madrid are reportedly very interested to sign the 26 year-old French midfielder.

Finally has Moussa scored a winner like this one Mo Diame scored against the Owls in the play-off finals in May at Wembley to send the Tigers back to the Premier League?

What a goal.

Comments welcome.

28 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Aug 1, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Big strong player this lad. Should do well if we sign him.

  • Jib

    Aug 1, 2016 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #2


    Final League Position – 1st
    Final no. of points – 101
    League Cup round – Q-F
    FA Cup round – Semis
    Player of the Season (Blog) – Shelvey
    Top goal scorer (TGS) – Mitrovic
    No. of goals for TGS – 21

    Well done for all the effort Martoon

  • Toonces

    Aug 1, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #3

    Would the player most in direct competition with Diame for a starting spot be Colback? I am assuming that Hayden is replacing Tiote. The midfield pair of Diame and Hayden could also allow a 442 (conventional or diamond).

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 1, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Our Toon

    Shelvey was certainly underwhelming last season, but have you actually watched the ‘new, improved’ player in pre-season? Perhaps he’s better now.

  • scout

    Aug 1, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #5

    Always liked Diame and its good to see us signing older experienced players. The last plan backfired spectacularly.

  • scout

    Aug 1, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #6

    Shelvey has lost weight looks ripped. Against Southampton at the end of the season he had a pxss tank on.

  • Blofal

    Aug 1, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #7

    Hope we get him. Would be the ideal midfield signing for us.

  • tomellifred360

    Aug 1, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #8

    Creating a Fantasy Football League if anyone is interested.


  • Jib

    Aug 1, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #9

    I read Rafa’s comments on players leaving as meaning , if Sissoko’s price is not met , then he is quite prepared to let him sit on the bench for 2 or more months , until he buys into Rafa’s project.

  • martoon

    Aug 1, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #10

    I’ve recorded them – cheers Jib

  • Spoof

    Aug 1, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #11


    can I change mine please, if not keep tjhe original as it’s not a problem.

    Final League Position – 1st
    Final no. of points – 108
    League Cup round – 5th round
    FA Cup round – 4th round
    Player of the Season – Gayle
    Top goal scorer – Gayle
    No. of goals for TGS – 32

    Cheers martoon.

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 1, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #12

    Hull midfielder expected to be heading north soon as #nufc close in on another signing.

  • G

    Aug 1, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #13


    Final League Position – 1st(I hope?)
    Final no. of points – 103
    League Cup round – quarter final
    FA Cup round – 4th round (its almost a tradition now)
    Player of the Season – Diame (if he signs, Vernon if not, special mention to Perez)
    Top goal scorer – Gayle
    No. of goals for TGS – 18 (Lets not set our sights too high eh?)

  • croftus5678

    Aug 1, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #14

    diame would be perfect for rafa and us imo.

    he brings height to help out on those bloody man marking errors we are constantly doing on dead ball situations is a strong lad with lots of energy whos pretty decent defensively (he does foul a fair bit though but not to the extent of a silly tiote or colback foul) and adds a hell of a lot going forward es with the timing of his runs !

    him and hayden imo with perez or shelvey in front of them.

    + what a trade for sissoko !!! will do us for a good 3 seasons i reckon.

  • Toon_Tom

    Aug 1, 2016 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #15


    Final League Position – 1st
    Final no. of points – 97
    League Cup round – SF
    FA Cup round – R4
    Player of the Season (Blog) – Lascelles
    Top goal scorer (TGS) – Perez
    No. of goals for TGS – 18

    Martoon In

  • Toon_Tom

    Aug 1, 2016 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #16

    i would probably swap Big MoDiame for Sissoko, never mind making £25-30M in the process.

    Rafa is more shrewd than Cashley

  • Tsunki

    Aug 1, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #17

    Mo Mo Mo he’s magic,
    You know-oh-oh
    Better than pants Sissoko..


  • Tsunki

    Aug 1, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #18

    I really do hope this means Colback spends longer on the bench.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 1, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #19

    With Hayden , Hanley , Lascalles and Diame in the middle there is no way we will be bullied by any team in the league this season

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 1, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #20

    Diame probably wont do what sissoko did quite as well (when sissoko was up for it). However, from what I can tell, he has dimensions to his game that sissoko does not have, so while he is not a direct replacememt, he is probably more than an adiquate replacement for him. Fingers crossed it happens.

  • Graeme

    Aug 1, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #21

    LCBP @ 19 – You could well be right there!!! With enough about them to play when promoted as well. The Rafalution continues!!

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 1, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #22


    Best thing to do is e-mail Ed with the league details, he usually posts it in the margin of all the articles so everyone sees it. I will be joining up soon

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 1, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #23

    I think the one already posted is last seasons

  • Budge123

    Aug 1, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #24

    Diame would be perfect sitting next to Haydon I reckon.
    Haydon look very good on sat to me.

    If Knockaert arrives also we look all set I think.

  • Our Toon

    Aug 1, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #25


    No inhalant seen shelvey in preseason, I remember seeing Jon Dahl Tomasson in pre season and thought he’d be fantastic…..shows exactly why pre season should be taken with a pinch of salt.

    I’ve seen the shelvey of Liverpool and Swansea and recently Newcastle in competitive games, he’s been a massive let down who performs less consistently than Sissoko or Gini ever did…..yet ppl still have patience for the arm waver!!

    He could return back as slim as he likes that issue has never been his weight, it’s the lads mentality which causes the problems. He seems to think he’s better than he is as he can hit an 80 yard pass but ask him to do the basics and he struggles.

  • Budge123

    Aug 1, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #26


  • Belfast

    Aug 1, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #27

    We seem to be hoarding central midfielders again.

  • sparky55

    Aug 1, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #28

    Hi Martoon

    Final League Position – 2nd
    Final no. of points – 89
    League Cup round – Q-F
    FA Cup round – 4th round
    Player of the Season (Blog) – Ritchie
    Top goal scorer (TGS) – Mitrovic
    No. of goals for TGS – 20



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