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Diangana recall could be on

Slaven Bilic may not want to hear it but there’s a growing possibility of Grady Diangana being recalled from West Bromwich in January!

With a clause in his contract allowing him to come back between January 1 and 14 the possibility is becoming a live option given our present difficulties in the middle of the park.

That he is right sided makes the option even more attractive and a source inside the club told us by e mail this morning: “The option is there for the manager. It’s his call and may be a possibility as things stand.”

The lack of any real inventiveness in the midfield from the likes of Lanzini, Fornals or Wilshere is an issue that is becoming increasingly worrying and one that obviously makes Diang’s recall increasingly likely if not solved.

Josh Cullen too, has the same recall clauseat Charlton and that too  has not been ruled out either .

We were told: “The lack of an option in Robert Snodgrass’ loan deal at Aston Villa was in people’s minds when Diang and Cullen were allowed out. 

“The recall opportunity is open and is now in the manager’s hands.”

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6 comments on “Diangana recall could be on

  1. The last thing we should do is recall him, imo no where near ready for the PL and will not improve what we have, will only complicate things. Our problem is not out wide though I was calling for another wide player with pace all summer. Our main problem is our system of play in that we don’t have a box to box midfielder. We continually pick Noble when it is wrong to do so as we need a player in midfield with legs to play alongside Rice. Fornals has been a poor signing to date which I predicted at the time of the signing. In his defense I believe we should try him in midfield with Rice with Lanzini, Anderson, Yarmo behind Haller. The other option is to change system and go to 3-5-2 which is the system that will score goals against the weaker opposition, playing Lanzini in with Rice, Anderson behind Yamor and Haller. I am beginning to have serious reservations about the manager tactically even though I really like him. I want him to be successful.

  2. well said johnham 1.I have been screaming for us to get a quality midfielder in the mould of say Maddison (who we could have bought) but dithered again and let Leicester get him for what is looking a steal.I mention Leicester because they were promoted back the same season as us and seem to put aside the same sort of budget on improving the squad as us but have as we all know won the premiership and it seems found another winning formula.They seem light years ahead of us on recruitment and are not frightened of scouring the lower leagues for players.Because of our foreign management set up we plunge straight into europe to find players.Fornals is a great example of someone who looked great but is finding the physicality and pace in England a real struggle.Time to look closer to home.

  3. He’s not right sided – I have a better right foot than Diangana. His left foot, however……

  4. Do yourself a favour Hugh and watch his goals v Luton, Blackburn and Cardiff this season. All from the left/left centre and all highlighting how exclusively left footed he is. If he’s ever played on the right it would be because his manager/coach at the time fancies him to cut in on his left because he has almost no right foot. If you genuinely believe him to be naturally right sided, would suggest you haven’t seen him play.

    • I saw every game he played in last season – right sided positionally whichever his NATURAL FOOT.I haven’t seen him this season so if he’s playing and scoring with his left then he was being played out of position by Pelle

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