Newcastle United’s Mohamed Diame talked to people who had played at Newcastle and they told him just to go there – because the club is massive, even through we are in the second division at the moment.
And while big Mo plays in a similar way to Moussa Sissoko and is of the same build, he has said he is not a replacement for Moussa.
Mo was a great signing for us and he adds both power and creativity to the midfield and he can also score goals.
As we said a great signing.
Mohamed Diame after signing for Newcastle
He had a fairly quiet debut on Saturday against Huddersfield, but he picked up a knock on his ankle and will not be playing tonight against Reading at home.
This is what Diame has said in the Chronicle today:
“I am not here to replace anybody, I am here to give my best and get the club back to the Premier League,”
“My aim is to make the fans happy but to do that I need to be fit. If I a fit, like I say, I’ll be flying and nobody will stop me if I do that.”
“Everybody knows Newcastle. I know the issues here as well and I know Senegalese players who have been here.”
“We all know the stories about Alan Shearer and what he did at the club.” “I have played with players who have been here too.”
“Charles N’Zogbia told me things and Habib Beye too. They have been here at this massive club.”
“When I spoke to a few people before making my decision they said it was a massive club even though they aren’t in the Championship.”
“I know that we will back to the Premier League and they said just go there.”
Good words there from Mo.
Jaap Stam is the new manager of Reading and we hope we can pick up our first points of the campaign tonight with a win.
That will help raise the spirits significantly on Tyneside.