diawara.... oooooh..... he comes from senegal
To make up for this disappointment of not being able to sign Cristian Bolanos
on loan (my you think we would've looked into all of this Home Office stuff before hand wouldn't you?), today Senegalese defender Souleymane Diawara signed
from Sochaux for £3.712m. He looks a big lad and is quick. He has been a regular in the French Championnat since 1999 and plays alongside Amady Faye in the Senegal national side.
With Sorondo doing his best impression of Gary Rowett and El Khak looking a shade to slow for quality Premiership strikers, I think that Diawara will be a excellent addition.
Back to Bolanas, I never even saw the bloke play, but he was highly regarded by those that did. I know the work permit rules are confusing but surely there should be someone at the club who understands the needs of the Home Office, after all we shipped him all the way over there and played him in 3 games. It is a real shame, as it sounded like Dowie had unearthed a treasure. I wonder if the same regulations apply if he was signed permanently as opposed to a loan. Anyone know?