Diame's reported £100,000 per week move shows Leeds never stood a chance

Newcastle United's Senegalese midfielder Mohamed Diame celebrates scoring the team's first goal during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Newcastle at...

Reported Leeds target Mohamed Diame has signed for Al Gharafa.

Newcastle United's Senegalese midfielder Mohamed Diame celebrates scoring the team's first goal during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Newcastle at...

Former Newcastle midfielder Mohamed Diame landed a lucrative deal with Al Gharafa last week.

The Sun report Diame will earn £100,000 per week over two years in Qatar.

Diame's high earnings show Championship side Leeds United never really stood a chance of winning the race for his signature.

 

Teamtalk had reported that Leeds were interested and aware of Diame's availability after his release from Newcastle.

The Whites never got as far as putting a proposal to Diame, and his high wages showed any offer they did make would have been doomed.

Mohamed Diame of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Newcastle United at Selhurst Park on February 4,...

Leeds' highest earner nets less than half Diame's new wage packet.

Diame would have been a solid addition in midfield for Leeds on a free transfer, but there are enough available options still around that they should not be too worried.

Providing the Whites can hold onto star midfielder Kalvin Phillips, midfield is a strength of Leeds, and they didn't need to blow up their wage structure to add a 31-year-old.

Mohammed Diame of Newcastle in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on September 15, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

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