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FACT FILE: Everything You Need To Know About Toumani Diagouraga

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19 July 2018

Toumani Diagouraga became Town's seventh signing of the summer on Wednesday after putting pen to paper on a two-year deal with the club.

Here's everything you need to know about our latest recruit...

 - Toumani Diagouraga was born on June 10th 1987 (31-years-old).

 - He was born in Paris, France and stands at 6ft 2in.

 The midfielder is known for his ability to break up play, dictate tempo and he was compared to Arsenal icon Patrick Vieira earlier on in his career.

- Diagouraga began his career in his homeland with Paris Saint-Germain's Academy, but signed for Watford in 2004 after being spotted by a Hornets' Scout.

- He signed a professional contract in November 2004 at just 17-years-old, and played a starring role in the club's run to the Quarter-Finals of the 2004/05 FA Youth Cup.

- Toumani soon attracted the interest of Chelsea but he went on to make his first-team debut for Watford during a League Cup victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in September 2005.

- His league debut followed in December and he finished the 2005/06 campaign with four games under his belt.

- 2006 also saw Diagouraga head to The County Ground for a short loan spell, whilst he also had similar stints with Rotherham United and Hereford United.

 - The midfielder joined Hereford on a permanent transfer in 2008 and he played a key role in the club's promotion to League One. He scored four goals in 98 games for United.

 - A move to Peterborough United followed in June 2009 but, despite a successful start to his Posh career, he soon found himself out of favour and he was back on the move a year later.

- And it was his move to Brentford which really allowed Toumani to make his name in English football as he flourished at Griffin Park.

 - He racked up 210 appearances for the Bees and helped the club secure promotion to the Championship at the end of the 2013/14 season, whilst he was crowned as the club's Player of the Year during the following campaign.

- After leaving Brentford, the midfielder went on to have spells with Leeds United in the Championship and Portsmouth.

 - He has spent the last two years with Ipswich Town, Plymouth Argyle and, most recently, Fleetwood Town.

- Diagouraga has now penned a two-year deal at SN1 and he'll be hoping to add another promotion to his CV during his time with the club.


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