Former Hammer joins Chicago Fire


Diarra (1)Former Hammer Alou Diarra  has joined Chicago Fire on trial on Sunday, a team spokesperson confirmed linking the free agent to a permanent move to the MLS side.

According to a report in Lequipe, Diarra also has interest from Ligue 2 side Sochaux following trials at Brighton & Hove Albion and AS Nancy. He has been without a club since leaving West Ham in July 2014 after his contract was mutually terminated.

Diarra joined West Ham United on a three-year contract in August 2012, for a £2.5m fee on £40,000 per week. Diarra was claimed to be earning £60,000 per week with his previous club Marseille.

Diarra is believed to have been paid off around £1.5m of his £2m wages to leave West Ham early.

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  • bubs says:

    Funny when you are only interested in Monet where you end up,another under achiever who could have been so good with a different attitude,or was it BFS again ?

  • conkerpot says:

    So who would the BFS brigade have as their manager? Names on a postcard please.

  • Dainon17 says:

    Good luck to him.. Not a great singing though was it

    BFS out

  • bubs says:

    Conkerpot if I started a list you would not hav the time to read it but having been following your comments lately you are a fan of BFS,and everyone has his opion and it’s not for us to try and change yours,the problem for myself is I am not young and stood at our ground for 25 years and sat for another 25 and I have always watched are team when they were able play football not the crap I have watched at times under BFS,the strange thing is my hero’s were BFS types of players ie Billy Bonds,Ect ect but when I left our ground when we had lost which has been on a lot of occasions I still remembered good football even if it was from the other team,but the good thing about sitting at our ground is are fans are our teams worst critics but they know there football and normally honest now can anyone under BFS say they feel lik that on a bad day NO I DONT THINK SO I would sooner watch us lose and play proper entertaining adventurous football than that long ball crap so if you like that go and watch it at Old Trafford because there a lot of there fans that feel like I do now COY!

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