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Diop’s head well and truly turned

By Dave Langton

Issa Diop has had his head well and truly turned by the prospect of a move to Fulham, leading to West Ham accepting a cut-price bid from the newly-promoted club.

The Hammers have accepted a £13m offer, that includes add-ons, for the central defender, despite placing a £20m asking price on his head earlier this summer.

David Moyes had planned to keep Diop at the club after Nayef Aguerd sustained his knee injury.

But sources at the club have confirmed the centre-back has told the club that he was not in the right frame of mind to play against Manchester City on Sunday, due to the ongoing speculation surrounding his future.

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Diop is now poised to leave the club for a much lower fee than was originally planned at the beginning of the summer.

The Hammers are likely to attempt to bring another centre-back into the club once Diop leaves, especially given the injury crisis in defence that led to Ben Johnson playing out of position against City.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

3 comments on “Diop’s head well and truly turned

  1. Head turned or not We should not sell until we have got a replacement in but hey thats being sensible something we never are..so he’s gone we have injury crisis at CB and Zouma is not fit no way is he fit yet we sanction the move…Diop should of been told suck it up you are going nowhere until we have cover but like i said this is West Ham we love shooting ourselves in the foot.

  2. Hardly surprising there aren’t many more ways DM could tell him he’s not really wanted. He needs to be playing so good luck to him.

  3. Do we have to pay him while he decides not to play for us?

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