West Ham have announced the temporary departure of Grady Diangana. The 21-year-old joins Championship side West Bromwich Albion on loan for the duration of the 2019/20 season.
Diangana will team up with former Hammers boss Slaven Bilic at The Hawthorns. West Brom, who have also signed Charlie Austin, will be hoping to win promotion this season and Diangana has boosted their options.
The England U20 winger is a left-footed playmaker who broke into the West Ham team last season. He scored twice on his debut against Macclesfield Town and now has over 20 games under his belt.
Good move for Grady Diangana?
West Ham fans have been split on this move since the news broke yesterday morning. Some argue that Diangana is good enough to warrant a place in West Ham’s first-team squad this season. But others counter-argue that a Championship loan move would help his development.
If Diangana is playing every week under Bilic and helping their promotion push, he could return to West Ham next summer ready to break into the starting line-up. Either way, fans are predicting that he will have a big season for the Baggies.
Here are some of the best tweets from fans after West Ham announced the loan departure of Diangana.
he’ll tear that league up
— jake (@Jakee_cleathero) August 8, 2019
Too good for the championship
— Danny Mac (@DannyMcA32) August 8, 2019
Smash it out there Grady we will be watching with great interest
— lukesmith (@lukesmi42812420) August 8, 2019
Grady will do bits in the championship, great for slav and WBA
— Billy (@b1llybarnby) August 8, 2019
Silly to let him go
— IG: UpToScratchGolf 👈🏻 (@lu_thirty_1) August 8, 2019
One of the only players who consistently attacked defenders last season. I hope to see him back as a more experienced mature player next season @WBA have a player with great potential here. Slaven is doing his stuff.
— StephenJL (@skyellis666) August 8, 2019