Toumani Diagouraga signs new deal to stay with Brentford for a further two years
Brentford midfield player Toumani Diagouraga has signed a new contract to keep him at Griffin Park until the summer of 2017.
The 27-year-old put pen to paper this afternoon on the new deal, a two-year extension to his current contract that was due to expire at the end of the season.
Toumani completed a permanent move to Griffin Park in the summer of 2010 after a successful loan spell.
He has established himself in the centre of Brentford’s Sky Bet Championship midfield over the past month, starting the last six games in a row, his longest run of starting appearances for more than two years.
Mark Warburton, Brentford Manager, said: “Toumani is a player that has worked tirelessly to break in to the team.
“He faced the challenge of being able to deliver a more consistent level of performance.
“We were aware of his ability but Toumani himself knew that with the move to Championship football the demands on him would grow.
“We are delighted with the way he has responded.
“As with all the players, the challenge is now to maintain that consistency of performance with players including Marcos Tébar, Nico Yennaris and Alan McCormack fighting for places.”
Toumani was born in Paris to Malian parents but signed for Watford’s Academy and then turned professional with The Hornets.
He made only six appearances for Watford before moving to Hereford United in the summer of 2008 after helping The Bulls to promotion the previous season during a year-long loan spell.
Peterborough United signed him in 2009 for an undisclosed fee but he was allowed to join Brentford on loan for the second half of the 2009/10 campaign.
He made that move permanent for an undisclosed fee.
The long legged midfield player is now approaching 200 games for The Bees in all competitions.