Sky Sports have claimed that David Moyes wasn’t convinced by Issa Diop when he returned as West Ham boss, and that he could be tempted to sell the centre-back, but only for big money, and some Hammers fans took to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.
In truth, the 23-year-old hadn’t experienced the best of seasons up to December. But he has undoubtedly improved over the past few weeks and months.
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And Diop clearly has the potential to go on and become one of the very best central defenders in the game.
The 23-year-old joined the east London outfit from Toulouse in the summer of 2018 for around £25 million (The Express).
Diop has gone on to make 64 appearances for West Ham, racking up five goals in the process (Transfermarkt).
In 23 Premier League games this season, Diop has racked up 24 tackles, 39 interceptions and 122 clearances. He has also won 64% of his individual duals and 74% of his aerial battles (premierleague.com).
Arsenal were linked with a move for the former Toulouse man last month. The Mirror claimed that West Ham would not consider selling him for less than £45 million, however.
So it will obviously take big money to prise the Frenchman away from the London Stadium.
Sky Sports claim that the Hammers could be willing to do business, however, if the price is right.
And some West Ham fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to those claims…
I was not convinced about David Moyes when he joined, I’m still not, he can go for free in the summer.
— Luke (@luke_irons) April 2, 2020
clueless moyes at it again
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) April 3, 2020
David Maoyes was basically wrong on every single player when he took over at London Stadium.
— Örnbjörn (@voronin8) April 2, 2020
VERY worried about Moyes’ judgement and how it changes. First Fornals and now this…seriously don’t know what he’s watching sometimes. Would hate to see a good player sold because Moyes, the man who rates Fellaini and Januzaj, didn’t rate them.
— Ben Hick (@MrBenHick) April 2, 2020
Reality: “David Moyes knows nothing about football and doubted our best players whilst playing Lanzini week in, week out, he is clueless and should not be managing any football club”
— BantsGaming (@_JustForBants) April 3, 2020
This sums up *everything* that is broken with our club.
— Sam Haseltine (@samhaseltine) April 2, 2020
You can’t sell our best defender
— CentralPark (@johal_indy) April 3, 2020
If hes changed his mind then why consider selling him. Hes a clueless old dinosaur
— Danny⚒⚒ (@Dannyb3216) April 2, 2020