Diame

Newcastle United Snap Diame Up

29-year-old Senegalese midfielder has signed a three-year-deal with championship bound Newcastle from Hull City for an undisclosed fee.

Mohamed Diame was instrumental in sending Hull City to the Premier League after being relegated in the 2014/15 season by scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory against Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship play-off final last season. However, he is glad to be with a club like Newcastle and hopes he would be able to replicate his effort for Hull City so as to give The Magpies promotion back to the Premier League.

Former Real Madrid and Liverpool coach Rafa Benitez who is currently the manager of Newcastle has said that Mohamed Diame is a strong attack-minded player that would be able to score goals for The Magpies.

Born in the Paris suburb of Creteil, he started as a professional footballer in 2003 playing for RC Lens but was faced with health difficulties four years later forcing him to leave the club, during his stay with Rayo Vallecano, he helped them maintain a mid-table position which made European top-flight clubs like Arsenal and Barcelona interested in the Senegalese midfielder.

Diame joined Hull City from West Ham on 1 September 2014 after having an amazing performance with the Premier League club under Sam Allardyce.

Diame received his first call-up to play in Senegal on March 2011, he has been capped 32 times for Senegal and scored his first and the only goal on 26 March 2016 in a 2-0 win against Niger in 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Mohamed Diame is going to be an important signing for The Magpies to replace Georginio Wijnaldum who left to join Liverpool back in the Premier League. Since he was part of the team that secured promotion back to the Premier League, he has ample knowledge of what is required to send Newcastle back to the Premier League

About the Author Moha

Hardcore fun of the beautiful game. Played soccer for different clubs in my country before hanging up my boots. Now writer for My Soccer HQ

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