Delhi Dynamo roped in Diawandou Diagne today as their defensive midfielder. The 24 years old Senegalese footballer is an alumnus of Aspire Academy.
Diawandou played for Barcelona B after his training at the Aspire Academy in Doha. He was one of the three Senegalese players to join the prestigious football training school at the age of 13 in 2008.
The 5ft 9 in midfielder then joined Belgian second division club Eupen. In 2014, he signed a major deal with FC Barcelona B for three years. He made 27 appearances for the team before being loaned to Eupen again in 2015.
He permanently transferred to Eupen in 2017 and since then has played 65 matches and scored one goal for them.
He also had two senior team appearances for his country, Senegal apart from representing the country in the U-17 and U-20 categories.
Diawandou commented on his inclusion in the team, “I am really looking forward to new challenge and am very excited to be in India, with the Dynamos. I have played in Europe among some of the best in the world, and I am eager to bring all my experience on the field in India.”
Club Director of Delhi Dynamos, Rohan Sharma is elated to have Diawandou in the squad. He commented, “Diagne is a player that we are very excited to welcome to the club. He has the pedigree to excel at the Delhi Dynamos FC and I am sure he is going to make a great impact.
Joseph Gambau, the head coach of the team stated, “I am very happy to have a player like Diawandou, who is very versatile. He comes from a very good background, starting for Aspire, Eupen and Barcelona B. he has played plenty of games and is a very experienced player even though he is just 24. He is a player who can bring us a lot.”