For Mohamed Diame, it’s fair to say that his first season at Newcastle United has not gone according to plan.
Diame was brought to Newcastle from Hull City in the summer transfer window, and he was expected to have a pivotal role to play as Rafael Benitez’s side went for promotion.
However, despite their being a great amount of faith being shown in him by Benitez, he has failed to impress.
Benitez has picked Diame ahead of Newcastle’s other options, despite his poor form, but the Senegalese international has done little to vindicate the Spanish boss’s faith.
Although Diame did have a spell in December where he showed his undoubted ability, he was not able to sustain that level of play.
And there now have to be questions asked about Diame’s future at St. James’ Park, regardless of what division they are in next season.
If Newcastle do earn promotion, as expected, then they will surely need better to be able to compete in the Premier League.
And, if the Magpies collapse and miss out on going up, then Diame will be guilty of being one of their biggest under performers this season.
Indeed, it seems that most Newcastle fans have given up hope on Diame becoming a success in the North East - with many hoping to see the back of him this summer.
diame should have stayed at hull for his career— thömäs (@NUFCThomas_) April 18, 2017
There are so many players who must go it's unbelievable. Diame, Perez, Colback, Hanley. Just too much. I don't want another "80's" era.— Felix Cox (@Felix_NUFC) April 18, 2017
Perez doesn't compare well to Lovenkrands last time in this division. Diame nowhere near good enough. #nufc— Brian Parkin (@BrianNUFC) April 18, 2017
I genuinely believe Siem De Jong would have been a better number 10 this season than Diame or Perez! They have both been shocking! #NUFC— JJ Fletcher (@JJFletcher7) April 17, 2017
Mo Diame is one of the worst players I have ever seen in a #NUFC jersey, really is awful and doesn't seem to care.— Wee Brendy (@irelandawakened) April 17, 2017
Definitely want Diame sold in the summer. Just FYI #NUFC— Hello, I am Nicky (@ORANGEYPURPLE) April 17, 2017
And I thought we got rid of sissoko!? Sure he played the number 10 role for us today, Diame is utter tripe. My daughter is better #NUFC— Andrew Elliott (@AndrewElliott_) April 17, 2017