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Brentford boss confirms Diagouraga could make his Leeds United debut on Tuesday

It seems Leeds United are on the verge of announcing another deal.

Brentford manager Dean Smith has been speaking to Get West London about Toumani Diagouraga’s imminent arrival at Leeds United and the prospect of the player turning out against his soon-to-be former club as early as next week.

The 28-year-midfielder recently took to Twitter to confirm a deal with Leeds was in place and with an announcement set to be made on Monday he could make his debut the following day when the Whites take on Brentford in the Championship.

Often clubs ensure a player cannot immediately come back to haunt them by inserting a clause into a player’s contract but Smith has confirmed that is not the case with Diagouraga.

Speaking to Get West London, Smith said the following when asked if there was an agreement that prevented the player from featuring on Tuesday: “I don’t believe so. I believe everything is pretty much done and he’s having a medical, so him facing us is a possibility.

Diagouraga has played 240 times for Brentford, scoring seven goals and providing 17 assists in the process, but it seems he has played his last game for the club and will become a somewhat surprising addition to Leeds’ squad.

Leeds manager Steve Evans is keen to add plenty of players during the January transfer window but given those already on his books a move for another holding midfielder did not seem high on his list of priorities…at least to outside observers.

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