Malian midfielder Diagouraga finds new home at Swindon Town

Malian midfielder Diagouraga finds new home at Swindon Town
Toumani Diagouraga

by Brian Lee

Sunday Jul 22, 2018. 13:30

Former Leeds United and Brentford midfieder Toumani Diagouraga has secured a move to Swindon Town.

The Malian midfielder, who was born in France, has joined the English League Two side on a free transfer from Fleetwood Town and has put pen to paper on a two-year deal.

Diagouraga becomes the club's seventh signing of the summer following the arrivals of Jermaine McGlashan, Steven Alzate, Luke McCormick, Martin Smith, Elijah Adebayo and Jak McCourt.

The 31-year-old player is pleased to have joined Swindon ahead of the 2018/19 English League Two season.

"I'm very happy. I met the manager on Sunday and it went from there," Diagouraga told the club's official website.

"I'm here to help the team and I'm here to help the team be successful."

And Town Boss Phil Brown was delighted to have got his man after being given glowing reports on the player from people he knows well within the game.

"I'm delighted - it is one we have been working on for a while," he added.

"I've known Toumani for quite some time now as one of the opposition and he was always a constant thorn in the side in terms of the way he broke play up.

"He is a simple midfield player and quite often the simple side of the game is the most complicated part - he does it quite well.

"He was recommended to me by Uwe Rosler and Mark Warburton and they both speak highly of him."



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