Newcastle United midfielder Mohamed Diame has agreed to a lucrative deal with Qatari club Al-Gharafa according to The Sun.

It was revealed that the Senegalese international player has agreed to a two-year deal with Al-Gharafa worth £100,000 on a weekly basis.

He will end his decade-long stay in English football with clubs like Wigan Athletic and Newcastle United.

The 31-year-old was formerly a transfer target for Arsenal while long-serving manager Arsene Wenger was at the club.

Frenchman Wenger left Arsenal last summer after over two decades as the Gunners boss and he has since been replaced with former Paris Saint Germain (PSG), Sevilla and Valencia manager Unai Emery.

Mohamed Diame is expected to join Al-Gharafa on a free transfer in the coming days after the Senegalese midfielder ran down his contract with the Magpies.

He made 29 appearances for Newcastle United in the Premier League in the last campaign as the Magpies avoided the relegation battle at the end of the season.

Mohamed Diame and Newcastle United finished in 13th position which is three places below the 10th place finish from the penultimate season.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez could follow Diame out of the door with the Magpies finding it difficult to agree to his demands of a new contract.

His current deal expires in few days’ time.


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