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Manchester United claims Mame Biram Diouf from Norway’s Molde FK
The English club signs the Senegalese striker
Mame Biram Diouf (MBD), the 21 year old Molde FK (Norway) striker, will be defending the colours of Manchester United (UK) next season. The Norwegian championship’s best scorer is expected to undergo a medical check-up in England to validate his contract with the English club.
Mame Biram Diouf is leaving Molde FK for Manchester United (MU). The Norwegian and English clubs, Friday, announced on their respective websites that the much coveted striker will be playing with the Red Devils in the next football season. The transfer amount still remains a mystery.
Festival of goals
Until now, MU had been following "MBD’s" development for "two years". The Senegalese international’s last season undoubtedly played a major role in MU’s decision to sign him. MBD clearly distinguished himself as the best scorer of the Norwegian championship, netting 17 goals in his last 21 matches and an overall 38 goal aggregate in 73 appearances since joining Molde FK in 2007, read a communiqué issued from Manchester United Friday, July 17, 2009.
"We weren’t intending on signing anyone else after [Gabriel Obertan] last week - we feel we have a full squad - but the situation accelerated to a point where other clubs started to make bids, so we had a decision to make (…) We decided to act now and he’ll be the last person we sign this summer." said MU coach, Sir Alex Ferguson, at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) on Friday.
Mame Biram Diouf is expected to undergo medical examinations in Manchester next week after which he will join the club in January, indicates the press release from Manchester United. Until then, the 21 year-old striker, loaned to MU, will continue to play with the Norwegian club, Molde FK.
Mame Biram Diouf, who began his career in Senegal at ASC Diaraf, has been long coveted by a host of clubs. According to some sources, clubs, including Tottenham and Arsenal (UK), Sochaux, Nice and Toulouse (France) and Ajax (Holland) were among those who showed interest in Mame Biram Diouf.