According to a report from The Sun (13 July, page 47), Celtic are interested in signing one of West Ham manager David Moyes’ most important players this summer – Grady Diangana.

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The 22-year-old has been in scintillating form for West Brom this term during a season-long loan spell at the Hawthorns, with seven goals and six assists to his name in 27 Championship outings (Transfermarkt).

And Slaven Bilic will surely be keen to keep him in the Black Country.

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Grady Diangana (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

David Moyes wants him back at the London Stadium, however, and is prepared to give him a key role next season (Football.London).

The Sun (13 July, page 47) claims that Celtic boss Neil Lennon is ready to make a move for the 22-year-old winger. And the British tabloid suggest that he could be signed for just £15 million this summer.

 

Our view

Now let’s be honest. West Ham should not even be contemplating selling Diangana this summer. Especially for just £15 million.

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Grady Diangana (Photo by Adam Fradgley – AMA/West Bromwich Albion FC via Getty Images)

In truth, the Hammers should keep hold of him at all costs. Celtic should be needing to double that £15 million fee if they want to get anywhere near the young winger.

The worry for Hammers fans is that the club’s board might see Diangana as one of the few highly valued assets at the London Stadium. And given the financial impact caused by the global health crisis, the opportunity to sell a player for £15 million, having not paid a penny for him, might be too good to turn down.

That doesn’t change the fact that it would be a disaster if West Ham do sell Grady. He is an exceptional talent. And David Moyes and co must do everything in their power to keep him in east London.

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