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3 clubs in 12 months: Toumani Diagouraga’s post-Leeds United whirlwind

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3 clubs in 12 months: Toumani Diagouraga’s post-Leeds United whirlwind

The Steve Evans favourite has struggled to settle at one club since leaving Leeds United.

One year ago to the day Toumani Diagourage found himself a new club. The former Leeds United player had been without a club since an August release but agreed a six-month deal at Plymouth Argyle 12 months ago.

‘Toums’ had been brought to Leeds by Steve Evans, who saw him as a potentially crucial player. As reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, he cost around £575,000 from Brentford and immediately went into the Leeds first-team picture.

However, whilst Evans was a big fan of the midfielder, his successor Garry Monk was less convinced.

In Monk’s first game in charge, Leeds lost 3-0 to QPR on the opening day of the 2016-17 season. He did not play for the club again. A loan spell at Ipswich followed before his summer release last year.

GILLINGHAM, – JANUARY 27: Fleetwood Town’s Toumani Diagouraga looks dejected as he walks off the pitch having lost the game 2-1 during the Sky Bet League One match between Gillingham and Fleetwood Town at Priestfield Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Gillingham, . (Photo by Andrew Kearns – CameraSport via Getty Images)

So how has he got on since?


Well, in the year since he signed for Plymouth, he has actually played for three different clubs. A successful stint with the Pilgrims saw him reject a contract extension in January and sign on at Fleetwood Town, reuniting with his former Brentford boss Uwe Rosler.

His form with the Bees was less impressive and with Rosler gone, he was again on the hunt for a new team this summer. Now he is back at former club Swindon Town in League Two, hoping to help the Robins turn their mid-table form into a play-off surge.

It has certainly been an eventful road since Diagouraga found himself a new club after Leeds. But it probably highlights how far the Whites have come to see where he is now and looking at the options Leeds have in midfield this term.

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