Sheffield Wednesday have completed their ninth summer signing, with the loan capture of Momo Diaby from Portimonense.
The 6ft 6ins midfielder joins on a season-long loan from Portuguese outfit Portimonense, becoming Sheffield Wednesday’s ninth signing of the summer so far.
After a subdued start to proceedings this summer, Xisco Munoz and his Owls side are finally getting some new faces over the line, and in Diaby it looks like they have another exciting addition to the squad.
The French midfielder will be a towering presence for the club but whether he features in this weekend’s trip to Hull City remains to be seen.
Speaking to the club upon signing, Diaby had this to say:
“I am very happy and I hope we have a good season. I am here to help the team.
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“As soon as I heard, it was clear I wanted to come to Sheffield Wednesday and I am very happy because I will finally play in England, it has always been a dream.
“I can’t wait, I have heard a lot of good things about the fans and I want to tell them that me and the rest of the team will do our best to make them happy.”
Diaby knows fellow summer arrival Juan Delgado. The pair played together in Portugal at Pacos de Ferreira, with Diaby revealing a conversation between the two before he made the move to Hillsborough.
“I know Juan, I have played with him before,” said Diaby, who’s older brother Abou previously played for Arsenal. “Before I came I spoke with him and he told me great things about the club.”
Just what Munoz needed…
Wednesday have some very good, technical midfield players in names like Barry Bannan and Will Vaulks, but Diaby will bring a much-needed degree of physicality to the midfield and indeed to the whole team.
At 6ft 6ins, he’s bound to be a player with presence, and it seems like Munoz owes a thanks to Delgado who appears to have played a part in making the move happen.
More is needed this month, but Wednesday are certainly making a huge effort in the transfer market – expect the Owls to get a few more over the line before September 1st.
Sheffield Wednesday return to action v Hull City this weekend, where Munoz will go in search of his first league points as Owls boss.