Report: Newcastle United midfielder Mohamed Diame keen to join Aston Villa

Mohamed Diame of Newcastle United arrives prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and AFC Bournemouth at St. James Park on November 4, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Newcastle United midfielder Mohamed Diame wants to be reunited with his former boss Steve Bruce at Aston Villa.

Mohamed Diame of Newcastle United arrives prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and AFC Bournemouth at St. James Park on November 4, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Newcastle United midfielder Mohamed Diame has struggled for regular games this season, and he is reportedly angling a move elsewhere.

According to reports from the Mirror (printed edition; 13th November – page 47), Diame is keen to be reunited with his former boss Steve Bruce at Aston Villa.

Dwight Gayle and Mohamed Diame of Newcastle United arrive prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and AFC Bournemouth at St. James Park on November 4, 2017 in Newcastle...

The 30-year-old versatile midfielder joined the Magpies in 2016 from Hull City. He managed 37 league games in his first season, and made seven appearances so far this season.

However, he has mainly played bit-part roles at the club, clocking just 155 minutes of action.

The report claims that Diame would consider a reunion with his former boss Steve Bruce, whom he worked with at Hull City, in the January transfer window.

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.

Diame would be a smart signing for Villa. Not only is he a versatile midfielder (can play as a central midfielder and on the left and right flanks as well), but also has a wealth of Premier League and Championship experience under his belt.

He has represented Wigan Athletic, West Ham United, and Hull City in the Premier League, and would take no time in settling in at Villa.

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