Bambo Diaby: Barnsley sign KSC Lokeren centre-back on four-year deal

Bambo Diaby
Bambo Diaby spent two years at Sampdoria but did not break into the first team

Newly-promoted Barnsley have signed central defender Bambo Diaby from KSC Lokeren on a four-year contract.

The Championship side have paid the Belgian club an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old was born in Senegal but grew up in Spain and began his career with Sampdoria before joining Lokeren.

"I know it's a new division for me and the team, but when I saw the team in the dressing room, the one thing that was very important is that the team was together," said Diaby.external-link

"Everyone is young but smiling and enjoying themselves and that's important for a good season."

Barnsley co-chairman Paul Conway said: "We are very pleased to welcome Bambo, who has deep experience at centre-back at a high level, at a young age.

"As promised, we are aggressively reinvesting the proceeds from the sale of Ethan Pinnock and have acquired three centre-backs in three days, since his departure."

Earlier this week, Barnsley signed Leeds centre-back Aapo Halme and brought in AFC Wimbledon defender Toby Sibbick, both for undisclosed fees.

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