Mohamed Diame refuses to discuss new contract – Invaluable if Newcastle United relegated but not needed if staying up?
Mohamed Diame has only a few months left on his Newcastle United contract.
Signed for £5m as Newcastle met his release clause in 2016, the midfielder sees his three year deal end this summer.
There has been a lot of talk about the player’s future with conflicting media reports.
Initially it was claimed that if Mohamed Diame starts four of the remaining twelve Premier League games, he automatically would get a one year extension.
However, the Chronicle have now reported that the midfielder could actually have to start nine of the twelve matches to get that one year extra contract.
Turning 32 in June, Diame declares ‘I am happy here but it is not me who is going to decide about my future.’
He insists he is just concentrating on the football and ‘Afterwards we will see.’
In his 21 PL starts and one sub appearance this season, Mohamed Diame is yet to score a goal or get an assist.
Maybe the bottom line is that if Newcastle stay up, it is difficult to see him being a first team regular if this side is to move forward. However, if the Magpies did go down, Diame could prove invaluable.
“My thinking it still the same.
“I am happy here but it is not me who is going to decide about my future.
“I just try to help the team to get the target.
“Afterwards we will see.
“It is 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 and that is it.
“The manager needs me to give everything for this team and that is what I will do until the end.”
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