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Report: West Ham receive 8-figure bid for Issa Diop from London rivals

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Report: West Ham receive 8-figure bid for Issa Diop from London rivals

Fulham have made another bid for West Ham United centre-back Issa Diop, this time worth around £15 million.

That’s according to a report from The Athletic who claim that Diop, 25, is keen to join Fulham in the summer transfer window.

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Diop wants out of the London Stadium and West Ham actually had an agreement in place to sell him before Nayef Aguerd suffered a serious ankle injury two weeks ago.

The ex-Toulouse defender has proven time and time again over the past couple of years that he isn’t good enough to be playing at the very highest level.

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Because of that, we think Moyes should just move him on and be done with it…

Fulham make bid for West Ham centre-back Issa Diop

According to The Athletic, the Cottagers have lodged a £15 million offer for the Hammers defender.

We believe that the Hammers should just move him on. We’re not going to get much more than £15 million for the 25-year-old next year and we have more than enough cover in the centre-back department, in spite of Aguerd’s injury.

Moyes still has Kurt Zouma, Angelo Ogbonna and Craig Dawson to call upon. Aaron Cresswell and Ben Johnson can play at centre-back as well if need be.

After arriving at the London Stadium in the summer of 2018 for around £25 million (The Express), Diop was one of the very best central defenders in the Premier League during his debut season.

The 25-year-old, who earns around £63k-a-week according to Football League FC, experienced a poor 2020/21 campaign though and was nowhere near his best last season either.

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The 6ft 4in defender really hasn’t been great for West Ham at all over the past two years in all fairness.

Diop has played just 50 Premier League games under David Moyes in two-and-a-half years (Transfermarkt).

Diop is said to have a close connection with Declan Rice (WHUFC.com), so it could be argued that that may be enough to keep him around.

In spite of that, keeping him at the London Stadium would still be a really strange move from the Scot this summer.

However, it remains to be seen whether Fulham’s latest bid for Issa Diop is accepted by West Ham.

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