Date: 23rd February 2021 at 7:00pm
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West Bromwich Albion journalist Joe Masi has been sharing his praise for Baggies striker Mbaye Diagne after his latest performance for the club during their recent 0-0 draw against Burnley in the Premier League. 

This comes after Masi recently made an appearance on the Express & Star’s West Brom-themed podcast Baggies Broadcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the Midlands club.

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On the subject of Diagne and his performances for the club since joining the Baggies during the previous January transfer window, Masi had this to say on the matter. (6.09)

He said: “He has been a hell of a signing for me. He is so dangerous, he’s such a threat.

“It’s interesting because before we arrived, we sort of looked into a profile of him and obviously, the Galatasaray fans were really disappointed to see him go, but a lot of people said his all-round game wasn’t that good, that he’s basically relied on people creating chances for him and if they did, he would put them in the net, but it’s sort of almost been the opposite of that since he’s come in. I mean, his all-round game has been it’s been very, very good, he’s creating chances for himself and others.”

As mentioned earlier, West Brom signed the striker on a loan deal from Turkish club Galatasaray until the end of the current season for a reported loan fee of £1.42 million.

Since arriving in England, the 29-year-old, who is currently valued at £2.88 million, has made five Premier League appearances for the Baggies in which he has managed to score one goal and provide one assist along the way (per Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on Joe Masi’s comments on Diagne…

Given how Diagne has already managed to earn himself a respectable season rating of 6.77/10 for his performances in the league so far this season, making him one of West Brom’s highest-rated players for this campaign, this just goes to show how much of a positive impact the striker has had already.

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In our view, if Diagne can keep up this good run of form for Sam Allardyce’s side and get some goals under his belt throughout the remainder of the season, he could give the club a good chance of avoiding relegation.