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Confirmed Transfer Diabate to Sivasspor (Loan)

Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by SJN-Fox, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. popillius

    popillius Well-Known Member

    Or the '...he's a really good player you know. We just aren't using him right' excuse. That's another smashing line.
     
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  2. David Gwilliam

    David Gwilliam Well-Known Member

    I would rather he had been loaned to a lower league club to get more experience of British football.
     
  3. lazzy

    lazzy Member

    Should have offered him to Peterborough on loan
     
  4. Graz

    Graz Well-Known Member

    He's been terrible, let's face it.

    I doubt he will be back.
     
  5. Ike O'Noclassed

    Ike O'Noclassed Well-Known Member

    Good luck to the lad. High odds against anyone from the lower French leagues fitting instantly into a top half premier league club, let alone in a team whose senior members struggle for form and consistency.

    Apart from Mendy, for our foreign signings, going out on loan looks to be part of a one way ticket out of here. Would be good if Diabate bucks the trend, but I doubt it.
     
  6. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    Someone at the club must have rated him a fair bit though. Reported €2m fee and a 4.5 year contract for a bloke in the second division in France is quite a commitment.
     
  7. Blue Maniac

    Blue Maniac Alzheimers sufferer

    Pocket change for any Premier League club. £13m only gets you a second choice goalie. His wages won’t be anything like those of other fringe players. The club takes more expensive gambles than that all the time.
     
  8. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    I get that. Let's face it, Slimani and Silva are good examples of expensive gambles. However, it still looks like an investment gone wrong, whether it was less expensive or not. That is someone's call and they got it wrong.
     
  9. Blue Maniac

    Blue Maniac Alzheimers sufferer

    Doubt anyone’s being hauled over the coals for it. For a normal business the equivalent is being sent to the shop with petty cash and coming back with the wrong milk.
     
  10. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    Doesn’t mean we can’t criticise them for it though :023:
     
  11. Blue Maniac

    Blue Maniac Alzheimers sufferer

    Oh for sure, I’m just pointing out why it’s not necessarily an indicator that anyone had an especially high opinion of him. Working in football recruitment you can afford to piss away a couple of million on a dud because a) it’s part and parcel of the game and clubs expect it and allow for it, and b) if you get the sack you’ll just get the same job elsewhere anyway. You usually get a Diabate, but every so often you find a Mahrez and you look like a genius.
     

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