When speaking to reporters yesterday, West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that he wants Grady Diangana to stay on loan at West Brom until the end of the season, and some Hammers fans took to Twitter in reaction to the Chilean’s comments.
The 21-year-old joined the Baggies on loan in the summer, and he has been on fire in the Championship.
Diangana has racked up four goals and five assists in 13 league appearances for West Brom thus far.
And West Ham have really missed the youngster.
Since Michail Antonio got injured at the end of August, the Hammers have really lacked pace on the wings.
This has led to some calls for Diangana to be recalled.
Pellegrini ruled that out, however, when speaking to reporters yesterday, as quoted by Football.London:
“I trust a lot in Grady. He will be ready for next season. We must continue supporting him. He must finish his season where he is.”
In truth, it might just be best for Diangana’s development to remain with West Brom until the end of the season. He is guaranteed regular action at the Hawthorns, and that will do him the world of good.
Some West Ham fans took to Twitter in response to the news that the 21-year-old winger is set to remain with West Brom…
Good Grady is in form and playing it would be terrible to recall him for the bench of a losing team
— Exiled Hammer ⚒ (@atkins_trevor) November 7, 2019
— George Moss (@georgemoss77) November 7, 2019
Right call for me. We would call him back for him to bench behind Antonio and Anderson for the rest of the season. Let him play, he is tearing it up and a whole season with 35+ games will do wonders for his development ahead of a Premier League season with us in 2020/21.
— Nathaniel John (@Nathaniel_John) November 7, 2019
— George Searle (@Slapheadthe1st) November 7, 2019
Good. Wouldn’t be fair to cut short this brilliant learning experience just to come sit on our bench, if he’s lucky enough to be picked for the squad
— Simon Dickens (@SimonDickens1) November 7, 2019
Makes perfect sense – he will return a much better/stronger player.
— Claretludo (@claretludo) November 7, 2019
Think it would be unfair on him to take him out of somewhere he is flourishing. He would be better improving there before coming here next season and smashing it
— Jack M (@JackMaji) November 7, 2019
Why would you recall him when he is doing well and getting regular first team football? Absolutely the right call by pellegrini
— Dan Turner (@danturnr) November 7, 2019
The loan is obviously working out. Ready for next season is enough. Look at the pressure Declan Rice is under – gone from breaking into the team to being a key part of the team to facing ridiculous comments from idiot fans re: his England role to being at fault for WH’s troubles.
— Kev P (@KPKPKP13) November 7, 2019
Good. get the players we have performing first.
— Bob McArdle (@mcardle_bob) November 7, 2019