West Ham have been linked with a shock move for Mo Diame. According to Sabah, West Ham and Crystal Palace will push Fenerbahce for Diame.
The 31-year-old (who turns 32 next month) is out of contract at Newcastle United. The Magpies have shown little interest in extending his deal.
He would be available on a free transfer. But he has a history with West Ham and he is a very unpopular name in East London.
Diame used to play for West Ham, racking up 79 appearances and seven goals in two years with the club. He signed from Wigan Athletic and moved to Hull City.
West Ham fans will never forget how the Senegal international pushed for a West Ham exit. He said he wanted to join a top-six club and Hammers supporters were in hysterics when Hull snapped him up.
Joint-owner David Gold even weighed in with a joke. Hull were relegated later that year before finishing in the top-six of the Championship the following season.
Daily Star – Mohamed Diame said it was always his aim to play for a team higher up the league table.
Good luck at Hull Mohamed. dg
— David Gold (@davidgold) September 5, 2014
The vast majority of West Ham fans are vehemently against re-signing Diame. Ignoring many tweets with expletives, here are several family-friendly opinions on a potential Diame return.
Biggest backward step going if this is true, he weren’t that great when we had a worse side, why would we want him now? Ridiculous
— Alan Ward (@AlanWard93) May 14, 2019
Clearly lies, just lazy journalists back at it again as silly seasons begun. So easy to print this cos he played for us once upon a time
— Dan (@FanDanGoals) May 14, 2019
He’s 32 this summer. No thanks.
— ⚒ (@oliverrrwhu) May 14, 2019
he’s still waiting for his move to a top 6 club though?😂
— georgewbyer (@georgebyer_) May 13, 2019
He can jog on! Thought he was too good for us! Then went to play for Hull! 😂
— Danny Tarron (@DannyT77) May 13, 2019
Hope Fenerbahce win the race at a canter
— David McIntosh (@waldairbooks) May 14, 2019