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?