While we have our qualms with Le10 Sport at times, their coverage of the Fousseni Diabaté situation and the Premier League interest in the Ligue 2 striker was ahead of some of the other outlets now covering it.
Now, they might not have mentioned Leicester City, who appear to have won the race, but Watford and Southampton were also said to be after him, and they were there for that.
Well, on Thursday evening, RMC Sport, via Mohamed Bouhafsi on Twitter, reported the Foxes had all but reached an agreement with AFC Ajaccio for Diabaté, with an agreement most likely finalised over the weekend.
Considering the attacking options Leicester already have up top, it seems unlikely he’s being bought for the now, but he could also be used down the wings where he’s been used in Ligue 2 this season.
Scoring three goals and picking up an assist in 20 appearances, we’ll have to wait and see what plans Claude Puel has for him going forward, but considering Southampton have been also been monitoring Diabaté, our guess he’s been keeping an eye on him for a while now.
When Mauricio Pochettino left Southampton for Tottenham, the two clubs were repeatedly linked with chasing the same targets, and the same may now happen with Puel at Leicester City.