West Ham are starting to receive enquiries for Issa Diop from some Premier League clubs according to ExWHUemployee.

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The 24-year-old moved to the London Stadium from Toulouse for around £25 million in the summer of 2018 (The Express).

The towering centre-back made a fine start to life with the Hammers and was totally dominant during his debut campaign in England.

Unfortunately for Diop, however, he has really struggled to replicate that form over the past 18 months or so.

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He just seems to be so wet behind the ears. The 24-year-old has all of the basic ingredients needed to be a truly top-class centre-back but he desperately comes up short when it comes to positional sense and decision making.

West Ham receive Issa Diop enquiries

As the Hammers close in on Kurt Zouma, Premier League clubs have begun to enquire about the potential availability of the former Toulouse man according to ExWHUemployee.

Surely we can’t sell Diop though. In spite of his patchy form, he is still a very useful squad player.

If West Ham sign Zouma that will be four senior centre-backs on the books. Allowing Diop to leave would be a really poor decision, leaving only three central defenders.

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Aaron Cresswell can fill in there of course but he has been so good at left-back recently that him moving away from that position could have a detrimental impact on our play.

David Moyes will surely want to keep the 24-year-old around. We should give him at least one more season to prove himself.

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Whether David Sullivan has the same viewpoint as that, however, is debatable.

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