Newcastle United midfielder arrives in Qatar for medical ahead of move – reports

Mohamed Diame is set to join a club in Qatar, according to reports.
Mohamed Diame.Mohamed Diame.
Mohamed Diame.

The midfielder, out of contract at Newcastle United at the end of the month, has reportedly arrived in Doha for a medical with Al Gharafa SC.

Diame had needed to start 25 Premier League games last season to trigger a one-year deal contract extension at St James’s Park. The 31-year-old – whose season was interrupted by injury – made 24 starts.

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In any case, the former Senegal international, however, had been looking for a two-year deal.

Speaking to the Gazette in March, Diame said: “I’ve always said I’m happy here playing for this club and these fans. But this is football. If I stay, I’ll be happy, and if I don’t stay, I’ll be happy somewhere else.”