There is nothing in football quite like a free transfer and with the gates to the transfer market opening, the scramble is on to get to the bargain basement to try and land a few Bosman deals.
One player in such high demand is Wigan’s midfield enforcer Mohamed Diame who has seen his contract out at the DW after an impressive season.
His agent, the effervescent Willie McKay, has told Sky Sports that many clubs, from both England and abroad are after the Senegalese combative tackler, but the player is keen to stay in the good ol’ Premier League.
Liverpool have made their interest known in recent weeks with boss manager Kenny Dalglish keen to bolster his midfield options and with the budget at Anfield being chopped like an onion, they see the out of contract 24 year old as a prime cost-effective target in a move that could see the player’s salary doubled to £60,000 a week.
The powerful defensive midfielder has blossomed since arriving in the pie-eating town of Wigan from Rayo Vallecano in 2009 and has played 26 times as Roberto Martinez’ men pulled off a fantastic escape from relegation in the Premier League.
McKay, in his typical frank manner, did say however that Diame has always seen Wigan as a stepping stone to a more ambitious club and although the player thoroughly enjoyed his time in Lancaster, he is considering a move to one of “several” interested parties with Everton and Newcastle also interested.
Roberto Martinez had admitted on Friday that he had given up trying to convince his four out of contract stars to sign a new deal over the summer and with Diame being one of them, he is a certainty to leave the DW.
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