mohamed diame coy on newcastle future

09:15    21 Feb 2019

Manchester United's Ander Herrera (left) and Newcastle United's Mohamed Diame (right) in action
Senegalese midfielder Mohamed Diame has remained coy on his future with English Premier League club Newcastle United.

The 31-year-old will be out of contract at St James’ Park at the end of the current season, though his deal with the club does include a clause in which a one-year extension will be activated if he reaches a certain number of appearances – a tally the player is close to attaining.

Yet Diame brushed off questions about his future with the Magpies, insisting that his focus is solely on helping the team avoid relegation from the top flight.

"My thinking it still the same," Diame said. "I'm happy here, but it's not me who's going to decide about my future.

“I just try to help the team to get the target, and afterwards we'll see. It's 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, that's it. The manager needs me to give everything for this team and it's what I will do until the end."

Newcastle are placed 16th on the Premier League log, just two places and one point above the relegation zone.

Diame, who has made 22 Premier League appearances this term, and his Magpies teammates will hope to claim three points when they host bottom-of-the-log Huddersfield Town this coming weekend.

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