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Papa in Rams sight

Papa in Rams sight


The Rams, who are in need of an attacking midfielder are looking at bringing Senegalese international Papa Bouba Diop to Pride Park, after he was told by Fulham boss Lawrie Sanchez that he can leave the club, Diop is now considering his options, with the Rams at the head of the list.

The likes of Portsmouth, Newcastle, Sunderland and Birmingham are keen - but the Rams are in pole position with Billy Davies looking to strengthen his squad, and with the Rams in their first season in the Premiership for five years an experienced campaigner is on top of Davies shopping list.

The midfield said: "I told the new manager in the summer I wanted a new challenge and now he has said yes.

'I have many offers and I am just waiting. I will stay in England in the Premier League. I have had a good pre-season and I'm ready. I'm just waiting.

'I don't know if it will be anyone like Arsenal or Manchester United but I have good teams in England interested and I must wait. I don't want to say who they are yet.

'But I do expect to have left Fulham by the time the transfer window closes.

'I want a fresh challenge. And now the clubs know how much money Fulham want. But I don't have any control over that. I am just focused on my job.'


Diop started his career in the UK with Fulham brilliantly, scoring a 35-yard thunderbolt on his home debut against Manchester United, and a 20-yard strike on his away debut, against local rivals Chelsea (the derby ended 1 - 0 to Fulham).

He also scored a last-minute header, away at West Brom, to guarantee three points for Fulham, and another season in the Premiership. He has currently played 78 games for Fulham, scoring 4 goals. He was also the captain of the 2006/2007 season, after replacing Brian McBride, during which he was instrumental in helping Fulham avoid relegation.



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Writer:Peter Simcox
Date:Tuesday August 21 2007
Time: 1:31PM

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great signing if you can get it
Colorado Dave
21/08/2007 13:42:00
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so many things wrong with this arcticle i don't know where to start. 1) He is a defensive midfielder NOT attacking. 2) His goal against man u was 3 months into his season and most certainly not his home debut. 3) His goal against chelsea was when we were at home. 4) we lost that game 4-1 5) He has scored a last minute header at home to west brom before not away. 6) It was in january/february so it didn't guarentee another season of premiership football. 7) He has played 84 games and scored 9 goals. 8) He was not the captain last season michael brown was. 9) Neither was Brian McBride the captain last season, he became captain this season. 10) Diop was not instrumental in keeping us up he was awful last season as he has been every year since the start of his second season. Seeing as you have lied about these simple facts i wonder how you can claim Derby are in pole position to sign Diop. To be honest its a complete lie again especially seeing as he is training with his Senegal teammates right now in preperation for a friendly. Good luck keeping your job after your VitalFootball bosses see this joke of an article!
mchantry16
21/08/2007 14:24:00
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he is the editor lol
Mike Forest.
21/08/2007 14:28:00
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It looks like he has used the information off Wikipedia about the player, and it's on Sky sports web site about him wanting to leave the cottagers - Check it out Deano (DCFC)
dcfc
21/08/2007 14:42:00
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Would be a great signing for you as he is a big man and does get stuck in and that is what you are missing at the moment.
will it ever happen
14/01/2008 13:29:00
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