Saturday 21 February 2015

Alou Diarra on trial

Former West Ham midfielder Alou Diarra is on trial at Charlton and could sign next week if he impresses. Luzon is in the market for a central midfielder after Johnnie Jackson was ruled out for a month with a leg injury. Buyens is also out for two matches after picking up his tenth yellow card of the season.

However, one Addick commented, 'Since he did not impress in a recent trial in the US I doubt that he could help us. Apart from a few name players in their declining years MLS is about League 1 level.' Diarra was at Chicago Fire, but was let go: Alou Diarra

Any offer to the 33-year old, a one time French international, would be on a short-term basis to meet current needs.

1 comment:

College Park Addickted said...

Love the "foreign league is only the level of our third division" delusions. Whether the U.S. top flight is comparable to the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, or seventh division of transcendent English football, his experience with the Chicago Fire has little bearing on his utility as a player. Roster limitations, both in terms of foreign player quotas and a salary cap counterbalance any talent a potential player brings to a squad.