Leeds United was fairly active in the transfer window this summer, with over a dozen new players signing for the squad. And while some players were retained by the club after the 7th place finish last season, a number of players were allowed to leave. Most had their contracts terminated, so it would be easier for the player to find a new club.
Toumani Diagouraga has finally found a new club, as Plymouth Argyle reported today that they had signed the France midfielder to a new deal. Diagouraga has bounced around the lower-leagues in England, having previously played for Watford FC, Hereford United, Swindon Town, Rotherham United, Peterborough United, Portsmouth, and spent time on-loan at Ipswich Town last season after finding first-team opportunities limited at Leeds last season.
It was not surprising that Diagouraga had his contract terminated this past August, as his time at Leeds had run its course. He never really played that much for Leeds, and with the emergence of Kalvin Phillips and Ronaldo Vieira he was no longer needed. It is a good thing for Leeds that younger and better options in the central midfield have come up through the youth system, allowing older players, such as the 30 year old Diagouraga, to move on.
So good luck, Toumani, at your new club Plymouth. Hopefully he provides some midfield steel to the new club, and perhaps he will help turn around the fortunes at the Devon club, as they sit on the foot of the League One table with five points after 12 matches, four points from safety with an ugly -13 goal difference.