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Diame Sighted In Newcastle – Photos

3:41 pm, Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 36 Comments

The Diame has landed – Mohamed Diame has touched down in Newcastle for his medical today.

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Mo Diame arriving at the Freeman Hospital in High Heaton
Who said it was the Newcastle Airport – fool!

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Diame at the hospital for his medical
Well – he looks happy enough
This was sent by the nurse and mother of a Newcastle fan

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

36 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Aug 2, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    Sissoko OUT!
    35M IN!

  • 2 LGFUAD21 // Aug 2, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    You’ve outdone yourself there Jail

  • 3 f // Aug 2, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    35M IN!

  • 4 LGFUAD21 // Aug 2, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    From last thread 2 goal Tino

    Wonder if we’ll see much of saivet. He was highly rated in France. Hasn’t really had a shot here. Normally that’s for a reason though.

    He started as a winger.

  • 5 Jamseyd24 // Aug 2, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    Any one know much about this boy Cairen Clark from Villa??? Any sightings of him yet Ed?

  • 6 Fostino // Aug 2, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    If Diame is a replacement for wini then sissoko must be staying 😉

    Pritchard to Bighton might open the door for their winger coming to us and for thauvin leaving. Transfer merry go round.

  • 7 Budge123 // Aug 2, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    5M OUT
    Diame IN

  • 8 Fostino // Aug 2, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    ust offering my 2 cents on Clark. Ive seen him play quite a bit.

    Here’s the pros of the deal:
    Plenty of Pl experience. Is not injury prone. Gives 100% always. Rafa can make good defenders. Can play lb…A problem position for years. Takes a key player away from our rivals villa. Competition for positions is good. All that For 5m it is not a gamble in today’s financial climate.If he can get his act together he could become a good lb in the mould of Coleman who is a very good right back.

    Makes a lot of mistakes. Very rash in the tackle. Only watch his last proper competitive outing as a player and you will see some horrendous mistakes. It was ireland vs. Belgium in the euros. Himself and o shea were dropped after for their blunders. Despite being a big lad he is only decent in the air. Willo would be better.
    Doesn’t appear to have the finesse or ability to beat a player to be a good wing back. Would be the same mould as dummett in regards being a l.b. His arrival might hinder the development of lads like mbabu and dummett. If he was bought as a cb then it makes me worry that we might lose mbemba.

    Overall it’s a decent deal. However personally I would have favoured a move for a better l.b. I worry this deal might end mean the defence is sorted.

  • 9 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:00 PM


    Love this age of citizen journos that social media has made. Think of all those pros with their nose out of joint because somebodies mother got the scoop!

  • 10 stephen1971 // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    great to see him building a good big squad rather than a first strong 11, theres going to be a strong bench which is always good to see, also delighted woodman signed a 4 year contract, he,s englands future

  • 11 Spoof // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    Assuming that both Diame and Clark sign, and also assuming that Sissoko, Tiote and Thauvin move on is you look at the squad it’s starting to look half decent, I know we all have our favourites and we would select a different starting elevens but if we started with


    that would then leave a back-up team of

    Anita——————-De Jong————–Perez—

    Now to me that is not a bad second string and don’t forget that we also have Gouffran and Riviere, perhaps we could try to get rid of those, and we also have the kids as well and I’m sure that Armstrong, Sterry and Mbabu will be desperately trying to feature, for me looking at that second string the biggest weakness is our wingers as neither Anita nor Perez are natural wingers and Haidara with De Jong cannot be relied upon, but generally I don’t think we are that far away from having a well balanced squad.

  • 12 Jamseyd24 // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Fostino, interesting analysis on Clark. With what you say in mind do you think the rumor about Paddy Mcnair are of the mark?? we seem to be pretty strong at the back for a change. barring the LB.

  • 13 nufc 11 // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    Mbabu seems to be getting a raw deal here. If I were him id be thinking wtf im better than him. iN THE GAMES HE PLAYED LAST SEASON HE WAS A ROCK.

  • 14 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    Clark to me is almost indistinguishable from Steven Taylor in playing style, just has more years left in him and a much better injury record and therefore fitness level.

    Despite not being a youngster anymore, maybe Rafa thinks he can take off his rough edges and make him a solid player. Rash judgement and bad decision making can be corrected if the player is bright enough and has a good teacher.

    Taylor was thick to say the least, ageing and ever more injury prone, Rafa knew that and ditched him. Let’s hope Clark is a little more lucid, he has 4 years on Taylor, better fitness and a top teacher, now he’ll need to be a good student and prove that his shortcomings so far in football have been down to having crappy teachers at a club in turmoil and slow decline.

  • 15 Belfast // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    Ian Toon in!

    Is Guardiola really on 18 million per year ? That’s madness.

  • 16 Belfast // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    That’s about 370 grand a week lol

  • 17 Our Toon // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:17 PM


    From previous thread…..Andy Carroll won’t come here to play in the championship, he’s on 100k at West ham and we won’t match that and we certainly won’t match the transfer fee. Not sure why you’d even contemplate having him here…..pipe dream mate

  • 18 Fostino // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:17 PM


    Don’t know much about mcnair or the rumour. Reckon if rafa has clark down as a cb cover then lb is still a problem position. Dummett imo is a better cb and haidira is injury probe and not Pl standard.

  • 19 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:20 PM
    good article about Clark stats do read it lads

  • 20 GloucesterGeordie // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    Talk of the devil, villa have now bid 12 million for Mcormack

  • 21 lochinvar // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Ed – the top photo isn’t the airport it’s the Freeman Hospital !
    I would be very surprised if Diame had flown in ….from Hull as they don’t have an airport , nor a Manager for that matter.

  • 22 Ron Knee // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    Lee Ryder:-

    Clark deal is a very shrewd piece of business by Rafa. And he’s not finished this month either. #NUFC

  • 23 Byker Boy // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    He’s just tweeted what does Howay Mean ?

  • 24 Legolas // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:36 PM


    League Position, 1st
    Final no. of points , 109
    League Cup round, 4th round
    FA Cup round, Semi final
    Player of the Season (Blog), Ritchie
    Top goal scorer (TGS), Mitro
    No. of goals for TGS, 24

  • 25 El Sleeve // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Wish we’d gone for Ashley Williams, a steal at £10m

    Guess it’s another two out of Borthwick-Jackson or McNair, Knockaert or Pritchard

  • 26 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:41 PM


    Position – 1st

    Points – 100

    League Cup – semi-final

    FA Cup – 5th round

    Player of the season – Perez

    Top goal scorer – Perez on 23

  • 27 Jammy-D // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:44 PM


    Saw that too, how did anyone miss his Black & White tweet too earlier today??

    Seems like he’s got a sense of humour!

  • 28 JamesToon // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:44 PM


    Wake up man no way we’d be able to get Williams

  • 29 JamesToon // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    We need an LB, winger and attacking mid

    LB: any of Taylor/B Jackson/Henry

    Winger: Knockaert/Moses

    Attacking mid: Cairney/McCormack

  • 30 ToonRich // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    Let Pritchard go to Brighton…I’d rather us not deal with Spurs!! Then test Brighton again with the full £10m for AK.

    I guess nothing came from the Forestieri whisper from the weekend!!Thought it was too good to be true!

  • 31 Mister Tuff // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:50 PM


    My shout for this season.

    League Position, 1st
    Final no. of points , 113
    League Cup round, 4th round
    FA Cup round, 4th round.
    Player of the Season (Blog), Ritchie
    Top goal scorer (TGS), Gayle
    No. of goals for TGS, 21

  • 32 GloucesterGeordie // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Looking at everyone’s predictions for league position and TGS I thought I’d check the relevant odds,

    For us finishing first with the following as TGS you can get,

    Gayle 12/1
    Mitro 16/1
    Perez 25/1

  • 33 Jammy-D // Aug 2, 2016 at 4:58 PM


    On sky bet you can get Newcastle to be champions and the mackems to be bottom of the prem @ 28/1….. There’s a bet I like!

  • 34 firebug666 // Aug 2, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    So what do people think of this alleged deal of 2 players from Real Madrid + cash for Sissoko.

  • 35 Essex Geordie Bill // Aug 2, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Our Toon

    Yeah I realise that AC coming back would be very unlikely and as you say a pipe dream, especially as he had a very good end of season for WH and was close to being at the Euros for England.

    Still an offer of Sissoko for him plus £15m could be a tempter. 🙂

    I was really thinking along the lines of having a big strong un for set pieces to break down packed defences.

    Having had time to ponder on it, Lascelles and Hanley could be the right men for that situation, Mitro ought to be able to do it as well just not sure if he has the bulk.

    Bus parking could be a problem though.

  • 36 El Sleeve // Aug 2, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    That’s why it’s a wish.
    We’re fine w Mbemba, Captain Lascelles, Hanley, Clark and Dummett.
    Mbabu really is getting a raw deal. Should be starting at full back this season

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