Pape Cheikh Diop returns to Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo have confirmed the return of midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop from Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyon.

The 22-year old left Galicia in 2017 to join the French side, after coming through the youth ranks at the Estadio Balaidos, and making 22 first team appearances between 2015 and 2017.

However his €10m move to Ligue 1 did not work out, making just 17 appearances across two seasons, and he has now returned to Fran Escriba's side for the 2019-20 season.

The deal is an initial season-long loan, with a purchase option available at the at the end of the upcoming season.

Escriba has been busy in the summer transfer market, spending over €20m on new players, including Denis Suarez, Joseph Aidoo, Santi Mina and Jorge Sainz.

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