West Ham winger Grady Diangana excelled last season at West Brom in the Championship, but now the Hammers could struggle to keep the youngster.
Diangana made 31 appearances for the Baggies and proved crucial to their promotion push while on loan from West Ham. The 22-year-old scored eight goals and assisted six goals according to whoscored.com. This contribution towards goals and Diangana’s constant display of his skills was vital in claiming an automatic playoff spot.
Slaven Bilic was the man in charge at West Brom and knew Diangana well from his time as West Ham manager. Diangana thrived under the Croatians watch, leading to much excitement to Hammers fans awaiting his return to the London Stadium.
Current West Ham manager David Moyes has been planning to reward Diangana’s achievements with a clear route to the first team. If rumours are to be believed and Moyes does sanction a big clearout off the squad and players like Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko leave then there will be a clear route to the first team for Diangana.
Although now David Moyes appears to have a battle on his hands to convince Diangana that the best place for him is West Ham. West Brom wants to keep the youngster because of how good he was for them last season. It also seems that Diangana may not be too sure where his future lies, as he has bonded with players at the Hawthorns and has played his best football there. The 22-year-old may be considering a move to better his career.
Not 100 percent no but Moyes wants to keep him. It’s unclear what the player wants to do at the moment
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Being promoted, West Brom does have money to spend and could be tempted to pay the rumoured £20 million price tag put on Diangana’s head. The Baggies could see the skilful winger as crucial to their chances of survival next season. Although, with Diangana’s contract running till 2025 West Ham are in a good negotiating position.
Despite everyone wanting Diangana to succeed at the club, there are still high earners at the club that are taking spaces in the squad ahead of him. Diangana might not want to hang around too much longer should players like Anderson return to the form that he is capable of.