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'This is a shame': Some West Ham fans aren't happy as report claims Newcastle could sign Issa Diop

West Ham fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the rumours that Issa Diop could be set to join Newcastle United.

Newcastle have opened talks to sign the 25-year-old Hammers defender according to a report from L’Equipe.

Diop joined West Ham from Toulouse for around £25 million in the summer of 2018 (The Express).

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The towering centre-back began his career at the London Stadium in fine fashion and was regarded as one of the Premier League’s best central defenders during the 29018/19 campaign.

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The 25-year-old’s form fell off a cliff after the 2019/20 campaign, however.

He is reckless in the challenge, makes ridiculous decisions, chasing out when it’s completely unnecessary to do so and is really poor in the air given his height.

Diop has clearly regressed badly over the past 18 months and it could be argued that he quite simply isn’t cut-out for the intense, frenetically paced Premier League.

Moving him on this month would be a wise decision from David Moyes…surely it would. But only if the Scot manages to bring in another centre-back before the January transfer window closes.

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West Ham fans react as Diop is linked with Newcastle switch

L’Equipe are claiming that Newcastle boss Eddie Howe is in talks to bring the 25-year-old Hammers defender to St James’ Park before the transfer window closes.

Considering Diop’s poor form, and as long as Moyes brings in a replacement, the Toon taking him off our hands would be great news this month. Or would it??

Some West Ham fans think that keeping the 25-year-old at the London Stadium might be the smart option…

https://twitter.com/whufcdp/status/1486804618940194818

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