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This Player Likely To Get Contract Extension This Summer


Mo Diame’s three-year contract runs out in the summer, and there are some doubts as to whether his contract will be extended.

It looks like Rafa would like him to stay for a couple of years and if he plays a stated number of games this season his contract will be automatically extended by a year.

That is probably what will happen – he will get a one-year extension.

Mo would like a two-year deal that takes him through to 2021, so there’s a chance he could reject a one year deal.

Mo was the Newcastle starter in the holding midfield position this season.

But then he was injured, and Isaac Hayden has done an excellent job as his replacement.

Mo Diame – likely to be staying at Newcastle past this summer

But Isaac will be leaving the club in the summer.

Mo Diame is a top professional, and his focus is where it should be – what happens on the pitch.

This is what he has said to Chronicle Live today:

“My thinking is still the same,” “I’m happy here, but it’s not me who’s going to decide about my future.”

“I just try to help the team to get the target, and afterwards we’ll see. It’s not the moment to talk about my future.”

“I’m happy and settled down in Newcastle.”

“Everything is OK. I’m focused on the target, that’s it.”

“The manager needs me to give everything for this team and it’s what I will do until the end.”

We’d like to see Mo get a two-year extension this summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


5 comments so far

  • Mag52

    Feb 20, 2019 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #1

    Mo has a good two years left in him.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Feb 20, 2019 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #2

    Don’t really think he’s good enough tbh. One year extension seems about right but two? Dunno.

    We should be looking to replace him after a year with another player similar to Longstaff. After two years his legs won’t get him about the pitch as he does now and if he can’t do that he doesn’t offer much else.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 20, 2019 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #3

    Keeping him for another year makes sense this should hopefully have allowed Longstaff to properly grow into the position by next season and then you would have Diame as experienced backup.

    Would then allow Hayden to leave and get a quality replacement for him

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  • posada

    Feb 20, 2019 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Mo is a big item.
    Getting and keeping fit is not easy. It will only get harder.
    At his best he can be a big player for us, but like I say it depends on him being totally fit. That normally involves a lot of hard work and a run of games free from injury.
    Take last season. Poor the first half and very good the second half.

    It’s not easy for someone his build to hurl themselves about in midfield to the required standard of mobility, pace etc. When he is at that standard I think many on the opposing side try to stay out of his way.

    Difficult one. Big investment for perhaps just 10-15 games a season when he is at his absolute best.

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  • Malta Mag

    Feb 20, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #5

    Look at the stats with regards km run interceptions and tackles made and I think it’s clear he’s a big player when fit. I also think Longstaff can benefit from his experience and Diame is probably the type who would settle for a squad place rather than demand 1st team football every week and become rebellious when he doesn’t get it?

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