Central defender Diagne joins SV Werder

Fallou Diagne is now a Werder player. Trés bien! (photo: WERDER.DE).
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Friday, 08.07.2016 // 17:29 Uhr

It’s now official! Fallou Diagne is moving to SV Werder Bremen with immediate effect. The 26-year-old Senegalese player joins from French first division side Rennes and signs a contract until 30.06.2019. Sporting director Frank Baumann confirmed the news on Friday afternoon.

“Fallou is a very well trained player, who has recently taken the next step in his development. At 26 years old, he’s already a seasoned central defender, who has gained experience both internationally in France as well as in the Bundesliga with SC Freiburg. Fallou is strong in the tackle and is also very versatile,” said sporting director Frank Baumann.

Fallou Diagne made the step up into the French top flight from the renowned FC Metz academy in 2008. The Senegalese central defender switched to SC Freiburg in 2012. He made 57 Bundesliga appearances and featured in five DFB Cup ties, before returning to Ligue 1 two years later. Diagne chased qualification for European competition with Rennes last season and was handed his international debut for Senegal in May.       


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