Aston Villa fans unhappy with links to Newcastle United's Mo Diame

Villa boss Steve Bruce reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 20, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Mo Diame reportedly wants to reunite with his former Hull City boss Steve Bruce at Aston Villa.

Jack Cork of Burnley is chased down Mohamed Diame of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Burnley and Newcastle United at Turf Moor on October 30, 2017 in Burnley,...

Newcastle United fans know what it’s like to endure the travails of a YouTube player.

As any supporter will tell you, Moussa Sissoko had a rather intriguing habit of being at his barnstorming best during televised, big-game clashes while simultaneously treating the 3pm bread and butter like a weekend kick-about.

But at least Sissoko did produce the odd moment of magic. That’s more than can be said for Mo Diame lately, the 30-year-old midfielder who has been a huge disappointment on Tyneside since his 2016 move from Hull City.

Mohamed Diame of Hull City celebrates scoring the first goal during Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final match between Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley Stadium on May 28, 2016...

And despite scoring the goal that secured Hull’s return to the Premier League against Sheffield Wednesday in the 2016 play-off final, bending a sumptuous shot into the top corner from 25 yards, it says a lot that Diame was still far from universally popular on Humberside.

While the former Wigan and West Ham man is capable of real star quality, his tendency to drift through the motions left supporters demanding more.

Aston Villa, then, should keep this in mind as The Mirror (13th November, page 47) report that Diame is hoping for a reunion with his former Hull boss Steve Bruce at the Championship club.

Villa boss Steve Bruce reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 20, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

The Senegalese midfielder looks set to leave Newcastle after starting just one Premier League game all season. But despite his proven track record in the Championship, Villa fans are not exactly enamoured by the prospect of Diame wearing claret and blue.

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