(born 2 May 1983) is an Italian
player who is currently playing his club football as an attacking midfielder for Bologna F.C. 1909
Diamanti started his football career playing for his hometown club, Prato
. He was loaned to clubs in Tuscany
including the newly formed Florentia Viola
. In the summer of 2004, he joined U.C. AlbinoLeffe
in a co-ownership deal. Having played one and a half seasons he was loaned back to Prato and at the end of season Prato bought back half of the registration rights from AlbinoLeffe.
Having scored 15 goals in 31 outings during season 2006–07 he signed for Italian Serie A
. Diamanti made 14 starts and 12 substitute appearances in his first season with the Tuscany side. He followed Livorno relegated to Serie B by finished the least.
In season 2008–09 he scored 20 goals in 39 league and cup matches, helping Livorno gain promotion to Italian Serie A
On 23 August 2009, Diamanti played in Livorno's opening day fixture in Serie A, a 0–0 home draw against Cagliari
West Ham United
The following week, however, he signed a five-year deal with English Premier League
club West Ham United
for an undisclosed fee (reported to be £6.0m) and made his debut in the Hammers'
1–0 defeat away to Wigan Athletic
on 12 September. In the process, Diamanti became the 800th player in West Ham United's... Read More