Adama Diakhaby: Huddersfield Town Winger Signs for Ligue 2 Amiens


A failure to make an impact in England has seen Huddersfield Town winger Adama Diakhaby sold to French side Amiens. The Terriers confirmed the 24-year-old’s departure on the club’s official website.

The Frenchman was out of contract in West Yorkshire in the summer, but the club will be happy to get him off the wage bill early.

Adama Diakhaby Joins Amiens

Undisclosed Fee

Diakhaby joined Huddersfield from Monaco in July 2018 for a £9 million fee. It was an expensive deal for the Terriers, who had hopes of cementing their status as a Premier League side.

This, of course, didn’t happen. The failure of new signings like Diakhaby to make an impact saw Town relegated after two seasons in the top-flight.

Huddersfield released a short statement on their club website confirming his departure. The report simply notes the fact he had made 48 appearances for the club, and that he had joined Amiens for an undisclosed fee.

A short quote from head of football operations Leigh Bromby was also included. He said: “This transfer works for everyone involved and I’m glad we’ve been able to reach this deal. We’d like to wish Adama all the best for the future.”

Diakhaby Sold – What Next?

After a disappointing spell in England, the Frenchman must revive his career in his homeland. In truth, it will be difficult for him to have less of an impact than he did in Yorkshire.

Zero goals and just four assists in those 48 appearances is a terrible return. The fact his average time on the pitch per game stands at just 44 minutes shows he wasn’t trusted by any of his managers, and current boss Carlos Corberan has clearly been keen to move him on.

A late Boxing Day cameo against Barnsley proved to be his final appearance in a blue and white shirt, and now he must fight for his career at the top level with Amiens.

The French side was relegated from the top division at the end of last season. The club will be hoping to bounce straight back up at the first time of asking.

Amiens sit in eighth currently, 16 points off Troyes at the top. The northern side will need Diakhaby to rediscover his goal-scoring form if they have any chance of promotion this term.

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