Earlier this evening, Toumani Diagouraga announced that he had played his last game for Plymouth Argyle, the powerful Frenchman signing off with a goal.
Diagouraga only signed on for Argyle in early-October, brought in as a free agent by manager Derek Adams after his August release by Leeds United. His arrival at Home Park has concided with an upturn in Argyle’s fortunes.
Since his arrival on October 10, where he was pitched straight in against then table-toppers Shrewsbury, Argyle have been resurgent. Diagouraga has featured in every league game since his arrival, only failing to play for 90 minutes once when he was substituted (74′) in the crushing 4-0 defeat to Oxford United.
— Plymouth Argyle FC (@Only1Argyle) January 6, 2018
Since his first game, Plymouth have only lost twice in the league against Oxford United (4-0) and against Portsmouth (1-0). Other than that they are unbeaten with eight wins and five draws to add to the brace of losses.
The Plymouth Herald’s Chris Errington has said that Diagouraga’s move is to be closer to his family, as per the reason given by Diagouraga in the following ‘goodbye’ tweet posted on his personal Twitter account.
— Toumani diagouraga (@toums20) January 6, 2018
Toumani Diagouraga signed for Plymouth after being released by Leeds United towards the end of last August, a mutually agreed severance to allow the powerful defensive midfielder to find a new club. In total he appeared in 20 games for the Whites, after being signed by Steve Evans, scoring three times for the Elland Road outfit.
Errington, in writing for the Herald, says that Diagouraga “is set to sign for League One rivals Fleetwood Town,” and goes as far as to say that “the 30-year-old has already agreed terms with Fleetwood.”
Even though Diagouraga left Leeds United, Errington says that his move to Fleetwood is to be closer to his family who, “have remained in the West Yorkshire city since then.”