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Report: West Ham star Issa Diop 'would agree' to joining Jose Mourinho at Tottenham

According to a report from French media outlet Foot Mercato, signing West Ham ace Issa Diop is Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho’s number one priority  this summer. And the French centre-back would reportedly agree to swapping east London for north London.

David Moyes will surely not want to lose one of his best defenders, however. Especially to Spurs.

The 23-year-old joined the Hammers from Toulouse in the summer of 2018 for around £22.5 million (Mirror).

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The Frenchman really impressed in his debut campaign in the Premier League, but he struggled for form and consistency during the first half of this season.

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Diop has improved dramatically over the past month or so, however.

The 23-year-old has all of the ingredients needed to go on and become a real star. So it is no real surprise that Tottenham want to sign him.

Foot Mercato claims that signing the French West Ham star is the number one priority of Spurs boss Jose Mourinho this summer. And the player would happily agree to a move to the Lilywhites.

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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).

The Frenchman, who earns £60,000 per week according to the Metro, will be keen to win trophies.

So it is hardly surprising that Diop would be keen on joining Tottenham. The north London outfit clearly have a better chance of competing for major honours than West Ham do.

He won’t come cheap, however.

According to the Daily Mail, the Hammers will demand £66 million for Diop.

And it is highly doubtful that Spurs will be able to pay that kind of fee in the current climate.

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