Morecambe sign defender Tony Diagne from Macclesfield

Tony Diagne

Morecambe have made their first new signing of the summer, bringing in French defender Tony Diagne from Conference Premier side Macclesfield.

The 22-year-old joined the Silkmen in January 2011 and played 85 times for the club, scoring six goals.

He ended the 2012-13 campaign on loan at Lincoln, who are managed by former Macclesfield boss Gary Simpson.

Diagne, who also had a short spell with Nottingham Forest, has agreed a two-year deal with the League Two outfit.

He told the club website:external-link "I am really glad to be playing in the Football League again and I was really impressed with what the manager [Jim Bentley] said to me.

"I am looking forward to moving to the area and can't wait for pre-season to start."

Bentley added: "For a young lad, he has played a lot of first-team football and can play in several positions, which is something we are looking for.

"I know there were a few clubs that were looking at him, so I am really pleased that he has chosen Morecambe and I am sure he will do well for us."

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