The January transfer window has signalled the end of Mame Biram Diouf’s disappointing stay in England. BBC Sport is reporting that the Senegalese international has joined Hannover 96 for a fee in the region of £1.5 million and has put pen to paper on a two year contract.
Diouf has failed to impress during his time at Old Trafford, and his move to the Bundesliga represents a loss in the region of £2 million on the fee the Manchester Giants paid to Norwegian side Molde in 2009.
After failing to make an instant impact Mame Biram Diouf was quickly loaned to Blackburn, after the then Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce promised Sir Alex the young striker would feature regularly in the first team. However the arrival of Steve Kean, following the sacking of Allardyce, saw Diouf fall out of first team favour and he returned to Old Trafford having scored just 3 goals in 26 outings at Blackburn.
Diouf appears to be more highly rated by Hannover 96 coach Mirko Slomka who has told the club’s website: “I am pleased we’ve been able to bring Mame in: he’ll be a good alternative for us in attack, the priority now is to integrate him into the team quickly, so he can be a help to us in the coming fixtures in the Bundesliga and Europa League.
Having been limited to only three league cup appearance for United this season the Senegalese striker will be hoping a fresh start in Germany will help further his international ambitions and add to his twelve caps.
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