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Hughes close to deal for ex-Blackburn Rovers forward Diouf

Lancashire Telegraph: Mark Hughes Mark Hughes

FORMER Blackburn Rovers loan striker Mame Biram Diouf is close to completing a return to England with Mark Hughes' Stoke City.

Diouf had a loan spell with Rovers from Manchester United during the 2010/11 season, before moving to the Bundesliga with Hanover.

But Hughes is now closing in on a deal to sign Diouf, after two previous failed attempts to swoop for the 26-year-old Senegal international.

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11:34am Fri 23 May 14

PhilipMc says...

Its crazy he never did a single thing at rovers and couldn't score, he goes to Germany and starts banging them in and is now worth around 8 million, from what i remember of the lad he was just quick and nothing more. Reminds me of when forlan left united the same season he missed from 3 yards out down at ewood, then went to spain and started scoring for fun.
Its crazy he never did a single thing at rovers and couldn't score, he goes to Germany and starts banging them in and is now worth around 8 million, from what i remember of the lad he was just quick and nothing more. Reminds me of when forlan left united the same season he missed from 3 yards out down at ewood, then went to spain and started scoring for fun. PhilipMc
  • Score: 9

2:43pm Fri 23 May 14

greenscreener says...

PhilipMc wrote:
Its crazy he never did a single thing at rovers and couldn't score, he goes to Germany and starts banging them in and is now worth around 8 million, from what i remember of the lad he was just quick and nothing more. Reminds me of when forlan left united the same season he missed from 3 yards out down at ewood, then went to spain and started scoring for fun.
I think that's a bit unfair, when he first arrived he looked like he could find the net and he certainly had a bit of pace.

He wasn't exactly lucky in terms of timing though was he, here for the 2010/2011 season, he certainly wasn't going to learn much, dark days indeed in the history of our club.
[quote][p][bold]PhilipMc[/bold] wrote: Its crazy he never did a single thing at rovers and couldn't score, he goes to Germany and starts banging them in and is now worth around 8 million, from what i remember of the lad he was just quick and nothing more. Reminds me of when forlan left united the same season he missed from 3 yards out down at ewood, then went to spain and started scoring for fun.[/p][/quote]I think that's a bit unfair, when he first arrived he looked like he could find the net and he certainly had a bit of pace. He wasn't exactly lucky in terms of timing though was he, here for the 2010/2011 season, he certainly wasn't going to learn much, dark days indeed in the history of our club. greenscreener
  • Score: 7

2:45pm Fri 23 May 14

MxMave says...

greenscreener wrote:
PhilipMc wrote:
Its crazy he never did a single thing at rovers and couldn't score, he goes to Germany and starts banging them in and is now worth around 8 million, from what i remember of the lad he was just quick and nothing more. Reminds me of when forlan left united the same season he missed from 3 yards out down at ewood, then went to spain and started scoring for fun.
I think that's a bit unfair, when he first arrived he looked like he could find the net and he certainly had a bit of pace.

He wasn't exactly lucky in terms of timing though was he, here for the 2010/2011 season, he certainly wasn't going to learn much, dark days indeed in the history of our club.
I'd agree. We had worse players than him at that time. Benjani being one.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PhilipMc[/bold] wrote: Its crazy he never did a single thing at rovers and couldn't score, he goes to Germany and starts banging them in and is now worth around 8 million, from what i remember of the lad he was just quick and nothing more. Reminds me of when forlan left united the same season he missed from 3 yards out down at ewood, then went to spain and started scoring for fun.[/p][/quote]I think that's a bit unfair, when he first arrived he looked like he could find the net and he certainly had a bit of pace. He wasn't exactly lucky in terms of timing though was he, here for the 2010/2011 season, he certainly wasn't going to learn much, dark days indeed in the history of our club.[/p][/quote]I'd agree. We had worse players than him at that time. Benjani being one. MxMave
  • Score: 8

3:53pm Fri 23 May 14

realisticrover says...

Man Utd bought him because they knew he had something. He wasnt developing as well as they would like, so they sent him to us for some frontline Premier League experience. He didnt really respond, so they sold him on, knowing that he had some potential.
He goes to Germany and does ok, so Stoke sign him.
Whats the problem?
If we were Premier League and had kept Hughes or Allardyce, we would probably be spending £8m for him as a player that can continue his development and possibly get to the level where Man Utd might want to buy him again, for 18 Million.

Thats how it works!
Man Utd bought him because they knew he had something. He wasnt developing as well as they would like, so they sent him to us for some frontline Premier League experience. He didnt really respond, so they sold him on, knowing that he had some potential. He goes to Germany and does ok, so Stoke sign him. Whats the problem? If we were Premier League and had kept Hughes or Allardyce, we would probably be spending £8m for him as a player that can continue his development and possibly get to the level where Man Utd might want to buy him again, for 18 Million. Thats how it works! realisticrover
  • Score: 5

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