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“Fantastic addition” – Pundit tips West Brom to beat Leicester City to Huddersfield Town deal

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West Bromwich Albion is one of several clubs interested in signing Huddersfield Town attacking midfielder Brahima Diarra this summer.

Diarra, who is 20 years old, joined the Terriers as a teenager and has made over 40 appearances for the club since his debut in the 2020/21 season. He has featured in 21 Championship matches in the current campaign.

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Despite his talent and potential, Diarra is currently not featuring for Huddersfield Town and is expected to move on in the summer.

The 20-year-old, born in Paris, is out of contract with Huddersfield in the coming months. Recent reports suggest that West Bromwich Albion is competing with clubs like Leicester City, Hull City, and Salzburg for Diarra’s signature.

What could give West Brom an edge in the transfer is Carlos Corberan’s history with Diarra. Corberan worked with the youngster at Huddersfield Town. Former Albion player Carlton Palmer explained to FLW why this relationship could put West Brom as frontrunners.

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“Corberan was with Diarra when he was a kid at Huddersfield, so you think they might have an advantage. The takeover means the Baggies are going to do some business in the summer, they will be bringing in players.

“The manager has done a fantastic job to get West Brom into the position they find themselves in, with the side in the play-off places and they have a shot at getting promotion despite doing little business in the summer or the January window.

“Diarra will be available on a free, and he’s a very talented youngster, which is why he’s attracting interest from several clubs at home and abroad. He’d be a great signing for Corberan and West Brom, and I would think that given his connection to the manager, they will have an advantage, and it would be a fantastic addition ahead of next season.”


Huddersfield Town’s Brahima Diarra is the subject of heavy interest from sides in the Championship as well as across Europ
Brahima Diarra could thrive at West Brom
It will be an intriguing summer for Albion, as it will be the first transfer window since Shilen Patel bought the club, and fans will hope that he provides backing to Corberan, no matter what division they are in.

Obviously, if they do win promotion, they will be looking at a different calibre of player, and it would be interesting to see if they still pursue Diarra as a Premier League club.

Championship Table (As it stands April 17th)
Team P GD Pts
1 Ipswich Town 43 32 89
2 Leicester City 42 41 88
3 Leeds United 43 42 87
4 Southampton 42 30 84
5 West Brom 43 24 72
6 Norwich City 43 16 71
7 Hull City 42 8 65
8 Coventry City 42 14 63

The potential addition of Diarra to West Bromwich Albion’s midfield is an exciting prospect, especially if the club remains in the Championship. Diarra’s dynamism, energy, and quality could significantly enhance Albion’s midfield.

The fact that multiple clubs are monitoring Diarra indicates his high standing in the game, making his potential signing a significant coup for Albion. Corberan’s existing relationship with the player could give the club an edge over other competitors.

Ultimately, Diarra’s decision will be crucial as he evaluates his options ahead of a critical period in his career. If he chooses to join Albion, it could be a major boost for the club’s midfield and their ambitions for the upcoming season.

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