Lyon's Cheikh Diop secures move to Dijon

Lyon's Cheikh Diop secures move to Dijon
Pape Cheikh Diop

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Aug 09, 2020. 13:00

Senegal-born midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop has been loaned out by French giants Olympique Lyonnais.

Diop has joined French side Dijon following a loan spell at Spanish La Liga outfit Celta Vigo during the 2019/20 season.

The 22-year-old made 19 appearances across all competitions and providing one assist during his time with Celta.

Diop will now spend the 2020/21 campaign with Dijon, who managed to retain their status in the Ligue 1 at the end of the recent campaign.

“I am very happy to join Dijon whose project I really liked,” Diop told Dijon’s official website.

“It is the ideal club for my progress, in a high-level championship which will allow me to learn a lot.

“Dijon gave me their trust and I want to accomplish great things with the club. I hope we have a great season.”

Diop was born in Senegal’s capital city Dakar in 1997 before he moved to Spain in 2011 at the age of 14.

The Celta academy player, who declared his international allegiance to Spain in 2018, has played for the European country’s under-17, under-18 and under-21 national teams.

However, Diop is still eligible to represent Senegal as he is yet to play for Spain’s senior national team.

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