Abdou Diallo

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Aevi, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. Aevi

    Aevi Smooth Moderator

    Abdou Diallo
    Born/age: May 4, 1996 (21)
    Club: FSV Mainz 05
    Nationality: [​IMG]France
    Height: 1,88 m (6'2'')
    Position: Centre-Back


     
  2. Aevi

    Aevi Smooth Moderator

    I've looked into him a bit and he's very interesting.

    He is France's U21 captain, which speaks to both his ability and maturity. He left Monaco for Mainz last year looking for gametime he felt he wouldn't get under Jardim, and he has certainly found that there. Not only is he playing frequently, but he is playing well, having already appeared in kicker's Bundesliga team of the week 4 times this season. He is left-footed and plays on the left side of both 2 and 3 CB partnerships, which is a type of CB we are missing. Monaco fans were generally unhappy with his sale.

    I haven't been able to find much footage of him playing bar 15 second clips, but he has a very good reputation and is supposedly good both in the air and on the ground. I get the feeling he's something special.
     
  3. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    Mislintat paying off already?
     
  4. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter



    Nothing highlight but a highlight nonetheless.
     
  5. Aevi

    Aevi Smooth Moderator

    He is starting against Werder Bremen in an hour, if anyone wants to take a gander...
     
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  6. tcahill

    tcahill Well-Known Member

    Cheers mate I might go have a peep at him
     
  7. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    You can time travel? Shouldn't you, like, tell the authorities or something?
     
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  8. tcahill

    tcahill Well-Known Member

    I realised I messed up a few minutes after i posted and was hoping nobody would notice ;)
     
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  9. yybecause

    yybecause Formerly known as ArsenaLover

    Makes perfect sense
     
  10. Aevi

    Aevi Smooth Moderator

    He's a consistent starter for Mainz so if you're still interested, you could try and watch any of their upcoming games.
     
  11. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    He was a guest on an episode of Le Vestiaire - a French football talk show - recently with Emmanuel Petit among others. I must say he comes across as a very impressive individual. He certainly doesn't speak like the average 21 year old footballer; he speaks with a maturity and an openness you usually see in far more experienced players or retired players.

    He did say however that he explicitly left Monaco to go to Mainz for more playing time. So unless he was given some solid assurances that he'd play a lot, I don't know if he'd want to come here. He doesn't seem like the type to mess about with his career, his head looks screwed on.
     
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  12. Aevi

    Aevi Smooth Moderator

     
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  13. Zaza

    Zaza Well-Known Member

    This is the guy we should be signing instead of that Greek guy. Only Greek defender I want is Manolas
     
  14. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Prefers To Be Called Dennis

    Nice bump!

    But we can't afford this guy so we buy 2M for nobody instead!
     
  15. Tom349

    Tom349 Well-Known Member

    Diallo is an off season signing. He has been at Mainz for 6 months and has absolutely no reason to leave given he is guaranteed playing time and is in the best situation he can find himself in until the end of the season. Which given he has no reason to leave Mainz have no reason to sell him, especially given they're only just outside the relegation zone. Anyone expecting Arsenal to sign him in January need to either do some research before posting or not post at all.
     
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  16. burnsjed

    burnsjed Well-Known Member

    Name sounds to similar to Abou Diaby, next!
     
  17. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Precisely. This always looked like a potential summer signing.
     
  18. tcahill

    tcahill Well-Known Member

    Why? They're both cheap, good chance one of them will turn out solid. In a market where Van Dijk is 75 mill and Michael Keane is 30 mill, this looks like a very low risk but potentially high reward gamble.
     
  19. grange

    grange Well-Known Member

    I thought this dude got shot in NYC years ago
     
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  20. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    could be a loan back situation if it was to ever happen, we have enough men back at CB atm, we are in no rush to actually sign any player uncless sanchez leaves in terms of stop gap or youths unless they are elite.

    I dont understand why we are being linked with all these young CBs when we have two anyway, I dont see us signing one until one of holding or chambers leaves.
     

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