Simmo Hits Diagne Snag – 4 Clubs in the chase.
Former Nottingham Forest left-back Tony Diagne has been offered a new deal by Macclesfield, which could be bad news for Morecambe FC and Lincoln City, as Grimsby Town and Mansfield Town join the chase. The fact that the lad, who is under 24 has been offered a deal means the Silkmen will get a transfer fee whether he signs it or not. That could be bad news for The Imps and The Shrimps, however the Mariners and the Stags do have funds at their disposal and are two of the names on the grapevine, who have recently joined the chase.
The Imps are still the dark horses in this one, although Macc do have aspirations, with Robbie Fowler (news STMI were the first to break on Sunday – it nearly melted the Blog) looking to transform the club. The Grimsby duo are also looking for a versatile left-back now that Wood has been released. Mansfield meanwhile are aiming to more than make up the numbers in League 2. Many BSP promoted clubs have gone straight up to League 1 in recent years. They have the ambition and the funds to make their Championship aspirations a reality.
Tony was a revelation at Lincoln prior to his foot injury, bagging a brilliant brace at Braintree in a vital 3-0 win. This will certainly be a test of the Lincoln board’s ambition to put the Imps back on the map. As Tony is just 22, Macclesfield will now get a fee whether he signs the deal or not. With just the £400k budget to play with, would the Imps chance a tribunal fee? Perhaps we could with Diagne and Nat Brown so close Simmo may yet entice the lad to join the Imps.
|FULL NAME||Anthony Diagne
|DATE OF BIRTH||7 September 1990 (age 22)
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Aubergenville, France
|PLAYING POSITION||Left back/Def Mid|
|CURRENT CLUB||Macclesfield Town|
|Appearances and goals include League, FAC, LC and FT|
Posted on May 8, 2013, in 0 Who Is? Or rather who are we looking at, Uncategorized, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged Grimsby Town, Lincoln City, Mansfield Town, Morecambe fc, Nottingham Forest, Tony Diagne transfer. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.