Mercato TFC: Bafodé Diakité towards Lille, Toulouse wants to recruit two defenders

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While the defender trained at the club should join the Mastiffs, the TFC must now recruit behind.

While the TFC has recorded the signing of four players since the start of the transfer window (Kjetil Haug, Zakaria Aboukhlal, Thijs Dallinga and Oliver Zandén), none have yet left the club. Only Sam Sanna (Laval) and Mamady Bangré (QRM) were ready. Bafodé Diakité, 21-year-old central defender, should be the first Toulousain to leave the banks of the Garonne during this off-season. According to information from L’Equipe, the native of Toulouse trained at TFC, which he joined at 13, is about to sign in Lille for an apparent amount between 2.5 and 3 million euros excluding bonuses. A club with which Diakité had already had advanced discussions in 2020, during the last season in Ligue 1 of the TFC.

Two defenders wanted

Third in the hierarchy of defenders behind Anthony Rouault and Rasmus Nicolaisen, “Bafo” was also regularly lined up on one side, being able to serve as a back-up for Mikkel Desler on the right side of the defense. With the only Zandén arrived in this game sector, the TFC recruitment unit now gives priority to this site. The Violets continue their active search for a central defender, but also a right-back. For the time being, behind Desler, the workforce does not include any specialist in the position.

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