In interesting nugget of transfer information from The Chronicle, who’ve claimed that Mo Diame’s lack of game time has left the club considering whether to cash in on him in January – stating that several Championship clubs are ‘monitoring his and other Newcastle outcast’s availability’.
Diame has made just two starts in all competitions this season and his latest one in the 1-0 defeat at Burnley did little to suggest he’ll be receiving a call-up to the first team anytime soon.
Interestingly, ex-Cardiff striker Nathan Blake urged his former club to make a move for the him in January, showering Diame in praise in a slightly over the top assessment of the Senegalese midfielder this week – and it seems as though fellow Championship clubs do actually hold an interest in him ahead of the January window.
Unfortunately, Diame’s career on Tyneside really hasn’t gone to plan. When he signed last summer, I must admit I was excited. At Wigan, West Ham and Hull he often showed moments of brilliance, with his explosive style looking like it could bring some dynamism to the NUFC midfield. In reality however, he’s been anything but.
He’s now 30 and his legs look to have gone. I’m not sure what he can offer us now, seeming too leggy to play in a deep lying role and failing to deliver when used in the number 10 role last season.
It may be best for all parties if Mo is sold while he’s young enough to demand any sort of fee, with his career at Newcastle unlikely to be resurrected given his age and current form.
It’d probably sum up his stint on Tyneside if this was to be his finest moment for the club:
— sidqi (@sidqi_15) September 24, 2017