Newcastle United midfielder Mohamed Diame has spoken about the uncertainty over his future at St James' Park.
The 31-year-old has revealed that the club are unwilling to extend his contract for the two years he desires, due to the Magpies' policy with players over the age of 30.
Diame told Chronicle Live:
"But, I spoke with the club, and when we were talking about my contract, I asked for two years, and they don’t want that.
"Because we know what they want for this club; it’s difficult to get an extension when you are over 30 here."
Diame joined Newcastle in 2016 from Hull City, helping them make an immediate return to the Premier League from the Championship. The Senegalese international is now in the final year of his contract and would like to remain on Tyneside should the offer come his way, but Diame is prepared for life away from Rafael Benitez's team.
"It’s not a problem for me; it’s football and part of the job," Diame continued.
"If I get the opportunity to stay, I will stay.
"I don’t know at all!
"I will be fine, of course. A