West Ham boss David Moyes is allegedly ready to sell Issa Diop when he brings a new defender into the London Stadium.
That according to club insiders Claret and Hugh who claim that Moyes has decided that the 25-year-old can leave once a top-class centre-back is brought in.
Diop joined the Hammers from Toulouse in the summer of 2018 for around £22 million (BBC).
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The 25-year-old began his West Ham career in fine fashion. He was completely dominant in the Premier League and drew huge praise from fans and pundits alike.
Manchester United manager at the time Jose Mourinho raved about Diop back in 2018, when speaking to the Evening Standard:
“(He had a) fantastic match. Congratulations to the scout that found a 21-year-old kid Diop – a monster who dominated in the duels.“
Unfortunately for the centre-back though, his form and confidence has plummeted over the past two years. He seems to be an absolute shadow of his former self and looks like he is nowhere near Premier League level.
And now Diop’s days at the London Stadium could very well be numbered…
West Ham boss Moyes makes Diop decision
High level club insiders Claret and Hugh reckon that the Scot is keen to move the former Toulouse man on.
However, he will only do so as and when he manages to bring in a new centre-back.
Whether that happens in the January transfer window or the summer remains to be seen.
But either way, we think that moving Diop on will be 100% the correct decision.
The 25-year-old is reckless, doesn’t have the concentration levels required in the Premier League and always seems like he has a massive mistake in him.
Diop has regressed badly over the past 12-18 months. He is out of contract at the London Stadium in the summer of 2023 so if West Ham are to cash in on him, we had better do it within the next six months.
Hopefully we manage to bring in an elite centre-back and then move Diop on. If he does leave the Hammers, we wish him the best of luck in the future.
The harsh reality is that he quite simply isn’t good enough to be playing regularly at the very highest level though.
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