Scunthorpe United have decided against offering a contract to former Leeds and Brentford midfielder Toumani Diagouraga, reports the Scunthorpe Telegraph.
The powerful midfielder has been without a club since being released by Leeds at the end of the season, but Scunthorpe manager Graham Alexander has confirmed the club won’t be offering Diagouraga a contract following his spell with the Iron.
“Looking at what his qualities are, we feel we probably have those qualities already in people like Neal Bishop and Andrew Crofts, so we don’t want to carry excess numbers for any reason. But Toumani will still be training with us because he is a fantastic pro and it will be good for him”, said Alexander.
“He has been here for two to three weeks and shown a great attitude but at the moment there won’t be a contract on the table for him.”
It’s a blow for the midfielder who will have been hoping to secure a new club after being left out of the reckonining by new Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen. He signed for the Yorkshire club in a deal worth just shy of a £1m just over a year ago, but things have not worked out for him as planned at Elland Road.
Diagouraga has plenty of ability and it’s a shame it did not work out at Leeds for him. He should have no problem finding a club though, and if he is willing to drop into League One as he seems to be, then he will be back on a pitch in no time.
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