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Southampton sign French midfielder Diallo

4 Oct 2020
Ibrahima Diallo joins Southampton

France Under-21 international agrees a four-year contract after move from Brest for an undisclosed fee

Southampton have completed the signing of central midfielder Ibrahima Diallo from Ligue 1 side Brest for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old has signed a four-year contract and is Southampton's third signing of the summer transfer window.

"He's a very smart one, a very clever one, he reads the game very well," Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl told the club's official website.

"He's also quick and dynamic, against the ball very aggressive and with the ball also with good decision making, so he is a player who I think fits perfectly in our team."

Diallo graduated from the Monaco academy before going on to make his name with Brest, a club he signed for permanently in 2019 following an initial successful loan spell with whom he won promotion in 2019.

He caught the eye in Ligue 1 last season where Diallo made 27 appearances, earning him a call-up to the France Under-21 team last month.

Southampton, who beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 on Sunday, next visit Chelsea on Saturday 17 October.

See: Summer 2020 transfer news

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