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Mohamed Diame in Doha for medical – Report

2 months ago
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Mohamed Diame is set to sign for Al Gharafa according to reports on Tuesday morning.

The midfielder was one of those named last week, when Newcastle United released a list of players who wouldn’t be offered a new contract.

The media in Qatar say that Mohamed Diame has arrived there for his medical and an announcement is imminent.

The player turns 32 on Friday so maybe a little bit of a surprise to see him take the money and drop down to that level, when he could have potentially have been looking at maybe one of those clubs coming up into the Premier League this season, or at least one at the top end of the Championship.

Rafa Benitez signed Mohamed Diame for £5m on a three year contract back in 2016 and it has been a decent deal for both parties.

The Newcastle manager picking Diame out for praise last week.

Manager Rafa Benítez commenting on those players not offered new contracts – 5 June 2019:

“I would like to say thank you to all the players leaving the club this summer.

“Mo has been a great servant to Newcastle United in his three years here.

“He has given us a lot on and off the pitch and we wish him well for the future.

“The players from the Academy have also given their best to the club over many years.

“We thank each of them and wish them good luck with the next step in their career.”

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