Sporting discounts transfer fee for ‘key CB’ → Big club interest ‘reignited’

Sporting CP may receive less than expected for ‘key center back’ Ousmane Diomande.

“Diomande’s buyout clause is 80 million euros ($118.9 million), but Sporting would be willing to accept a bid of around 60 million euros ($89.2 million) from another club,” Portuguese publication Hecord reported on Feb. 22.

Diomande is a center back from Ivory Coast. At the tender age of 20, Diomande is an imposing physical presence at 190 centimeters, making him a strong contender for aerial balls. He is also very good in man-to-man defense and has a quick feet. He is currently a key defender for Sporting.

Diomande grew up in Côte d’Ivoire at OS Abobo. Diomande made his European debut in January 2022 when he joined the youth team of FC Midtjylland in Denmark. He was promoted to the first team in July 2022, and shortly afterward, he was loaned to CD Mafra in the Portuguese second division.

Diomande dominated the Portuguese second division. He made 13 appearances for Mafra, and his performances earned him interest from Sporting and Manchester City. In January 2023, Diomande rejected City’s offer to join the Portuguese Primeira Liga club.

This season, Diomande has cemented his place as Sporting’s first-choice center back, scoring a second-half injury-time winner in the Vizela in Round 5 and a come-from-behind goal 먹튀검증 against Sturm Graz in the UEFA Europa League.

He also performed well in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, scoring two goals and providing one assist in 26 appearances. Sporting won the Primeira Liga title behind Diomande’s performance. Diomande was able to add a major trophy to his career at the young age of 20.

He was recently nominated for the Golden Boy 25 of 2023 and was also named to the Primera Liga Team of the Year after the season. Diomande has also gained experience on the international stage. Diomande was part of the Ivory Coast national team 카지노사이트 that won the 2023 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup of Nations.

Based on his performances for Sporting, Diomande is attracting interest from big clubs. Chelsea and Newcastle United are the most active. Chelsea are in need of a center back after the departure of Thiago Silva, while Newcastle’s board of directors have even traveled to Portugal to sign Diomande.

There’s more competition. Arsenal and Juventus have also expressed interest in Diomande. Unsurprisingly, Sporting weren’t going to sell Diomande easily. However, Sporting lowered the transfer fee to support Diomande’s dreams.


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