Leeds United set to terminate contract of out of favour midfielder

Toumani Diagouraga
Toumani Diagouraga
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Toumani Diagouraga is poised to end a forgettable spell at Leeds United by severing his Elland Road contract.

The midfielder will officially part company with United tomorrow, cutting short a deal which is due to run to the end of this season.

Diagouraga’s exit has been on the cards since the start of pre-season and he was declared surplus to requirements after being left of United’s tour of Austria and failing to receive a squad number from head coach Thomas Christiansen.

The termination of his deal contract allow Diagouraga to join another club as a free agent.

Barnsley, Bristol City and MK Dons are believed to be keen on taking a player who cost Leeds £575,000 in January 2016 but slipped out of the frame at Elland Road after just six months.

Former head coach Steve Evans was responsible for recruiting Diagouraga from Brentford and the midfielder played 19 times before the end of the 2015-16 season.

Evans’s successor, Garry Monk, used Diagouraga on the opening day of last term but sidelined him immediately after Leeds were soundly beaten at Queens Park Rangers.

Diagouraga subsequently moved on loan to Ipswich Town in January before returning to Leeds at the end of the season.

Christiansen used him at centre-back in a number of United’s summer friendlies but has not fielded him in any of the club’s competitive matches.