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West Bromwich's move delights Malian midfielder Ousmane Diakité.

West Bromwich’s move delights Malian midfielder Ousmane Diakité

Malian midfielder Ousmane Diakite has happily signed a two-year contract with West Bromwich Albion. The 23-year-old is moving to The Hawthorns from the Austrian Bundesliga club, TSV Hartberg.

Diakite featured in 34 games for TSV Hartberg, scoring two goals.

“I am delighted to be joining such a massive club,” he told the club’s website. “It’s always been an ambition of mine to play in England and I just can’t wait to get started,” told the club’s website

Diakite is the first summer signing for Baggies’ head coach Carlos Corberan. Corberan added, “Ousmane is a young, talented midfielder with the potential to grow as a player in England. His ball skills will help us transition from defence to attack.”

Diakite achieved runner-up position in the 2015 world championships with the Malian U17 team and played his first match for the U20 national team in 2017.

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