Wigan’s empathic turn around in form at the back end of the season turned several of their players into hot properties.
Shaun Maloney and Victor Moses demonstrated their talents and understandably numerous Wigan players have been linked with moves to one of the Premiership’s bigger clubs.
However one name you may not have been expecting to see associated with the league’s more established teams is that of Mohamed Diame, never mind him being in a position to reject offers from a host of Premiership teams. But thar’s exactly whats happening according to The Sun.
Diame is reported to be about to reject offers from Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool, Everton and Aston Villa in favour of a return to La Liga with Real Betis.
It’s difficult to decide which element of this story is more baffling that a host of top Premier League side are attempting to sign Diame or that he’s ready to reject them all in favour of a Spanish side with little hope of a trophy being on the horizon.
While Diame didn’t embarrass himself last season he looked more Karl Henry than Scott Parker and offered little to suggest he was the missing link for Arsenal, Tottenham or Liverpool to become serious title contenders.
Finding a football argument to join Real Betis over Arsenal or Tottenham is almost impossible, the only explanation can be that the Wigan weather has left the Senegal international desperate for the Spanish sunshine.
Whatever Diame’s reasoning for returning to Spain it unlikely that too many football fans will be shedding tears at his departure,
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