By Danny Wright

24th Aug, 2017 | 2:59pm

Leeds reach agreement with enforcer, deal should be complete on Friday - reliable journalist

By Danny Wright

Leeds have reached an agreement with Toumani Diagouraga to terminate his contract, according to a reliable journalist.

Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay claimed on his personal Twitter account on Thursday that the “deal is done” for Diagouraga, 30, to put an end to his one-and-a-half year stay at Elland Road.

It is understood that the agreement will be completed on Friday and that a number of teams are already lining up to snatch his signature now that he is a free agent.

Hay claims that Championship sides Barnsley and Bristol City are keen on the midfield enforcer while League One outfit MK Dons are also in the race for him.

Diagouraga had one year left to run on his Leeds contract but will no longer be able to add to the 20 appearances he has for the club in all competitions.

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Last season saw the Frenchman play just once for the Whites before he was shipped out on loan to Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich for the second half of the campaign.

Football Insider Verdict

Diagouraga has had a frustrating spell at Leeds and it’s good that he has been able to reach an agreement with the club to leave so that he can go on to pastures new. It shows how far the Leeds squad has been improved that players like the 30-year-old don’t get a look in anymore and the fact that he played a lot more at Ipswich shows that the Whites are now an established promotion contender in the Championship. Leeds fans will no doubt wish Diagouraga the best in trying to find a new club, but it seems already that he has a host of teams vying for his signature. Staying in the Championship might be a good move for him and Barnsley would perhaps make sense to him logistically.

In other Leeds news, fans have taken to Twitter to react to the reported talks that have taken place for this top-flight playmaker.

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