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Frank McAvennie expects Issa Diop to remain at West Ham this summer season, regardless of current hypothesis linking him with a transfer to Manchester United.
Diop has largely been seen because the fourth-choice centre-back this season behind Craig Dawson, Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna.
This lack of recreation time has seen him linked with a €15m (£12.5m) transfer away, with Manchester United mooted as an occasion [Foot Mercato], however the former Hammers striker has questioned if he’d be prepared for a transfer to that degree.
“His contract isn’t up is it? I wouldn’t suppose that [he’d leave],” he advised West Ham Zone.
“He’s doing alright for West Ham. May he go to the highest degree? I don’t know if he’s prepared.
“I don’t know for the heights that they’re going to need to attain, however for the time being he’s higher than what they’ve received, that’s for positive.”
Diop was linked with a mega cash transfer to Outdated Trafford again in 2019 earlier than they signed Harry Maguire, however since then his growth has stagnated.
He has struggled to achieve the heights of these performances since and has fallen down the pecking order underneath David Moyes.
A January transfer was additionally touted however by no means materialised because the Hammers did not signal anybody themselves. However with the summer season transfer window anticipated to be busy, with a defender anticipated to affix, he might be allowed to depart.
At simply 25-years-old he has nonetheless received loads of house and time to enhance and develop as a participant, however whether or not he’ll ever be adequate for the highest degree stays to be seen.
In different West Ham information, Tony Cottee lets slip that West Ham have ‘completed a deal’ for summer season transfer