According to a report from the Athletic, Grady Diangana did not expect to leave West Ham this summer, but when he found out the club wanted to sell him, he was comfortable with the idea of joining West Brom.
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The 22-year-old completed his move to the Baggies from the Hammers yesterday for around £20 million (Daily Mail).
The east London outfit have also inserted a 20% sell-on clause into the deal.
West Ham fans are fuming that Grady, one of our most exciting young players, has been allowed to leave the London Stadium. And David Moyes surely is as well.
Frustrations have now reached boiling point after numerous Hammers players, pundits and former stars began to publicly criticise the board on Twitter last night.
Perhaps Diangana made the right decision to leave. West Ham is quite simply a toxic place to be at the moment.
Youngster comfortable with exit
The Athletic reckons that the 22-year-old didn’t actually expect to leave this summer, however. When it became clear that West Brom wanted him, however, he was comfortable with the idea of moving to the Hawthorns.
If we had made it clear to Diangana just how highly we rated him and that he had a great future at the London Stadium, the outcome would have obviously been different.
The decision to sell Diangana sums up West Ham United at the minute. We are a club in disarray, with no plan and we’re heading for a really difficult campaign next season.
And Grady. We wish you all the best at West Brom. You deserve to play for a team who appreciates you.