West Ham United have allegedly received a £6.6 million deadline day bid from Newcastle for Issa Diop.

That’s according to a report from RMC Sport (Transfer Live blog, 8:56am, January 31, 2022), who claim that the Hammers have not yet responded to the offer from Newcastle.

The 25-year-old West Ham defender has been heavily linked with a move to the London Stadium over the past 10 days or so (The Sun and Daily Mail).

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The report from the Daily Mail does stipulate that David Moyes will only sanction Diop’s exit from the London Stadium if he manages to bring in a replacement before the January transfer window slams shut.

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And it seems as though Newcastle are ready to test the Hammers’ resolve…

West Ham receive deadline day bid from Newcastle for Diop

Toon boss Eddie Howe wants to bring the former Toulouse centre-back to St James’ Park and has submitted a £6.6 million offer for him according to claims from RMC Sport.

If the Hammers can get a deal to sign a central defender over the line before the January transfer window slams shut, selling Diop to the Magpies seems like an absolute no-brainer.

The 25-year-old has been absolutely atrocious for West Ham this season.

West Ham boss David Moyes has allegedly received a deadline day bid for Issa Diop from Newcastle
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He has only played eight Premier League games for the East London outfit and each and every time he has taken to the pitch, he has looked totally out of his depth.

He regularly rushes out of defence and makes rash decisions. Considering his height, he is terrible in the air. His concentration levels leave a lot to be desired and his positional awareness has proven to be well below Premier League standard.

If West Ham sell Diop for around £6-7 million, it would be good business, despite the fact that it would represent an £18 million loss on the £25 million that we paid Toulouse for his services in the summer of 2018 (The Express).

The 6ft 4in centre-back clearly isn’t good enough to be playing regular Premier League football.

If Newcastle take him off our hands they would be doing us a massive favour. As mentioned earlier though, West Ham need to get a central defender signing through the door before we even contemplate selling Diop to the Toon.

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