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Issa Diop posts cryptic Instagram message amid West Ham exit links

West Ham defender Issa Diop has posted a cryptic Instagram message amidst strong links with a move to join Fulham this summer.

The 25-year-old Hammers centre-back is a transfer target for Fulham and the west London outfit have lodged a £15 million bid for his services according to a report from The Athletic.

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There was apparently an agreement in place for West Ham manager David Moyes to let Diop leave the London Stadium until Nayef Aguerd suffered a serious ankle injury two weeks ago.

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Moyes is fairly well covered in the centre-back department though. The Scot still has Kurt Zouma, Angelo Ogbonna and Craig Dawson to call upon. Aaron Cresswell and Ben Johnson can play at centre-back as well if need be.

So moving Diop on should really be somewhat of a no-brainer.

After arriving at the London Stadium in the summer of 2018 for around £25 million (The Express), Diop was one of the very best central defenders in the Premier League during his debut season.

The 25-year-old, who earns around £63k-a-week according to Football League FC, experienced a poor 2020/21 campaign though and was nowhere near his best last season either.

The 6ft 4in defender really hasn’t been great for West Ham at all over the past two years in all fairness.

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Diop has played just 50 Premier League games under David Moyes in two-and-a-half years (Transfermarkt).

According to the latest reports, the centre-back won’t be adding to that tally at the London Stadium.

Issa Diop posts cryptic Instagram message amidst exit links

The ex-Toulouse defender has taken to his official Instagram account to address recent rumours regarding his future at the London Stadium.

Diop posted:

That’s an interesting message from Diop.

Whether it pertains to the stories about an exit from the London Stadium or whether it’s something more personal is not quite clear.

Whatever the case, we just can’t see a scenario whereby the 25-year-old remains with West Ham this summer.

The Instagram message posted by Issa Diop has certainly added some spice to the situation though, that’s for sure.

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