Sky Sports are reporting that Hull midfielder Mohamed Diame is traveling to Newcastle today and set to undergo his medical after he failed to agree a new deal with the Tigers yesterday.
Diame is another player willing to drop down a division to play in the Championship for Newcastle and for manager Rafa Benitez, after the club have offered him a bumper contract to move to Tyneside.
Mo Diame – soon to be a Newcastle player?
This is excellent news because it shows that terms have already been agreed with Newcastle and the slight doubt over whether he would accept the new deal from Hull City has been cleared up – he did turn it down.
And we knew Newcastle would have to move quickly as other clubs will have been alerted to the release clause in Diame’s contract and could come after him.
This would be little short of a coup if Newcastle can wrap this deal up – and if all goes well the announcement of Mo signing for Newcastle could come as early as tomorrow.
So the next thing we want to hear is that Ciaran Clark is also traveling to Newcastle for his medical and we could have both of these players signed up within a day or so.
Newcastle, to their credit, seem to be moving very quickly to get these two deals completed early this week – and they will be two good signings before we start the Championship season on Friday at Fulham.
A win in that game will be a great way to start the season.
Howay The Lads!!