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West Ham United are famed for producing top young talent and look to have done it again with Grady Diangana.

Many West Ham fans may not have heard of the 20-year-old a couple of months ago.

But they certainly know all about the flying winger now after a string of superb performances in the West Ham first team.

They say every cloud has a silver lining.

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When Andriy Yarmolenko was ruled out for the season with an Achilles injury Diangana was just that for Manuel Pellegrini.

He was one of the best players on the pitch in the 4-2 victory over Burnley last time out and seriously impressed pundits like Paul Merson, Gary Lineker and Danny Murphy.


But there have been many flash in the pan success stories at West Ham before from Freddie Sears to Ravel Morrison and most recently Reece Oxford.

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So Hammers fan favourite Robert Snodgrass has taken it on himself to try and make sure that doesn’t happen with Diangana.

Snodgrass knows a thing or too about fighting hard to keep his place and he has offered sage advice to the youngster (

“Grady has got great ability and there’s others in the Academy like him too,” Snodgrass told the club’s official website.

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“All I say to these young lads is all you’ve got really is a chance, the same way every other youngster in other academies has a chance too.

“Whether you grab that chance with both hands [is up to you], and that’s what Declan Rice has done, that’s what Diangana has done.”

Well said that man.

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