Aston Villa should reject chance to sign Newcastle United's Mohamed Diame

Mohamed Diame of Newcastle United during a pre-season friendly match between Bradford City and Newcastle United at Northern Commercials Stadium on July 26, 2017 in Bradford, England.

Aston Villa are in no need to sign Newcastle United's Mohamed Diame at this moment in time.

Newcastle payer Mohamed Diame in action during the Premier League match between Burnley and Newcastle United at Turf Moor on October 30, 2017 in Burnley, England.

According to the printed of edition of the Daily Mirror (published 13th November, page 47) Newcastle United midfielder Mohamed Diame wants a move to Aston Villa to link back up with Steve Bruce.

Diame worked with Bruce at Hull City, and enjoyed one of the best spells of his career.

The powerful midfielder was a key player during Hull’s promotion campaign from the Championship back, but a move to Newcastle has seen him lose his way.

Mohamed Diame of Newcastle United during a pre-season friendly match between Bradford City and Newcastle United at Northern Commercials Stadium on July 26, 2017 in Bradford, England.

Diame has been in abject form this term, and now looks likely to leave Newcastle in the near future.

Villa may be tempted to make a move, given Diame’s desire to link up with Bruce again, but they should hold off.

Villa already have the likes of Conor Hourihane, Josh Onomah, Jack Grealish and Callum O’Hare to provide creativity in their midfield.

Villa manager Steve Bruce reacts after a near miss during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

And there seems little point in adding Diame to the mix and clogging up Bruce’s midfield options further.

The 30-year-old would have little re-sale value, and with no immediate need for him to come in, Villa would be better off investing their money elsewhere.

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