Issa Diop is facing an uncertain future at West Ham.

Sky Sports claimed last month that Tottenham are keen on signing the £50 million-rated Hammers ace.

Meanwhile, the Daily Express suggest that Chelsea are lining up a £40 million bid for the Frenchman, 23, this month.

Whilst the Sun claims that Manchester United want to sign the 6ft 4in centre-back.

Diop, who earns £67,000 per week according to Spotrac, joined West Ham in the summer of 2018, for a fee believed to be worth £22 million (BBC).

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Issa Diop (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

The 23-year-old impressed during his debut campaign at the London Stadium. But he has struggled for regular action this season.

And that is really baffling.

 

Fabian Balbuena is a decent defender, but he lacks any kind of pace and mobility. How he is ahead of Diop in the central defensive pecking order is flabbergasting.

And to add insult to injury for Diop, when the Hammers played three at the back against Sheffield United on Friday night, he was overlooked again, this time in favour of left-back Aaron Cresswell.

So the signs are there that West Ham could sell at the right price.

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Issa Diop in action (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

David Moyes could be letting go a future superstar

But it could be a huge mistake from the Hammers, even if they get £50 million for the former Toulouse man, because he could very well go on to become one of the world’s best central defenders.

Diop is strong in the air, quick along the ground, and with time and experience he will undoubtedly improve his positioning and decision making.

If surrounded by better players and given better coaching and facilities, the Hammers man would undoubtedly improve beyond all recognition.

The Frenchman has all of the raw attributes needed to go on and become world-class. And West Ham fans should be worried that if the 23-year-old joins any of the three clubs he has been linked with, he will do exactly that.

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