Proven midfielder to be bombed out by Leeds this summer - report
By Alex Stevens
Leeds are ready to sell Toumani Diagouraga this summer after he returned to the club following the premature end to his loan spell at Ipswich, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim Ipswich’s deal did not include an option to sign the midfield enforcer permanently.
It is said that Leeds will make Diagouraga available for transfer in the forthcoming window as the likelihood grows that he has played his final match for the club, especially if Garry Monk remains as manager.
Diagouraga, 29, revelaed on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday that his temporary spell at Portman Road has come to a completion and that he “would like to thank everyone related to Ipswich town for making me feel at home”.
My loan has ended today due to my injury . I would like to thank everyone related to Ipswich town for making me feel at home #itfc
— Toumani diagouraga (@toums20) May 3, 2017
Diagouraga joined Ipswich in the January transfer after being frozen out at Leeds to the point where he had been demoted to the reserves in the first half of the campaign.
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At Ipswich, the Frenchman has been a regular starter, with 10 of his 12 Championship appearances coming as a member of the starting XI.
Diagouraga has a contract at Leeds that runs until the summer of 2018 after signing a two-and-a-half year contract when he joined from Brentford for £600,000 in January 2016.
He was a regular under ex-Leeds manager Steve Evans in the second half of last season but Monk preferred to fast-track youngsters like Ronaldo Vieira and Kalvin Phillips than play Diagouraga, even though he is proven in the Championship with over 200 appearances in the competition to his name.
In other Leeds United transfer news, the deal is all but done for the club to complete the transfer of an experienced Premier League man from West Ham.