Portugal’s Sporting CP signs striker Diaby to 5-year contract from Brugge

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Lisbon, Aug 21 (IANS) Portuguese club Sporting CP confirmed on Tuesday the signing of striker Abdoulay Diaby from Belgium’s Club Brugge on a five-year deal with a 60 million euro ($69 million) buyout clause.

The French-born Mali international, 27, had 36 goals and 20 assists in 108 matches with Brugge since joining the club in 2015, reports Efe news.

“The player signed a valid contract for the next five seasons, with a termination clause set at 60 million euros,” Sporting CP said in a statement.

Diaby, the Portuguese club’s eighth signing this summer, played 10 games with the Malian national team, netting four goals.

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