West Ham United manager David Moyes sold Grady Diangana to West Bromwich Albion back in the summer of 2020.

Grady Diangana left West Ham to link up with West Brom for around £20 million (The Daily Mail) – a sale that David Moyes received huge criticism for from fans, pundits and some of his players alike.

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At the time, the transfer was met by real anger and frustration from the majority of West Ham fans who viewed Diangana as one of our own.

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Hammers boss Moyes had given Grady plenty of minutes during pre-season and the winger looked really good for us.

So when he sold him, it was really out of the blue. And club captain at the time Mark Noble took to social media to air his feelings on the young attacker being moved on unexpectedly.

However, Moyes has very clearly been proven right once again, regarding his decision to sell the winger to the Baggies…

David Moyes got hugely controversial £20m West Ham sale spot on

Diangana hasn’t kicked on whatsoever since leaving the London Stadium to move to the Hawthorns three years ago.

The 25-year-old has bagged just 15 goals and 11 assists in 130 games in all competitions for West Brom so far (Transfermarkt).

The Hammers academy graduate was obviously very talented – that cannot be debated, but it’s clear to see now that he wasn’t good enough for the Premier League.

David Moyes got hugely controversial £20m West Ham sale spot on
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If he’s struggling the score and assist regularly in the Championship, what chance would he have of doing so in England’s top tier?

The answer is very clear in my mind – the 25-year-old wouldn’t have even got close to the Hammers first-team starting XI, and possibly not even the substitutes bench.

West Ham manager David Moyes got the decision to sell Grady Diangana to West Brom 100 per cent spot on. The £20 million that the Hammers received for him now looks like one of our best sales over the past decade.

And it serves as yet another reminder to us all that Moyes knows more than the average armchair football fan on Twitter!


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