The 27-year-old France-born Mali ahead scored 36 targets and made 20 assists in 108 matches since becoming a member of Membership Brugge from Lille in 2015

Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon have confirmed the signing of Malian striker Abdoulaye Diaby from Belgian champions Membership Brugge on a five-year deal.

Following a profitable spell with Membership Brugge laced with two league titles in three seasons, Diaby has joined Sporting Lisbon who’ve connected a €60 million buyout clause on him.

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“Sporting Clube de Portugal announce that we’ve reached an settlement with Membership Brugge to rent Abdoulay Diaby,” Sporting Lisbon stated in an announcement.

“The participant signed a legitimate contract for the subsequent 5 seasons, with a termination clause set at €60 million. Sporting needs Diaby the best skilled and private happiness.”

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Capped 12 instances by Mali since 2014, together with showing on the Africa Cup of Nations match (Afcon) the next yr, Diaby didn’t nevertheless play finally yr’s finals.

He returned to the nationwide staff for the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier away in Morocco final September. Diaby additionally featured in a global pleasant 1-1 draw with Japan by which he scored in March this yr.

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Diaby is now anticipated to be known as up for the 2019 Afcon qualifier journey to South Sudan on September 9.



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