Sport West Ham agree deal in principle to sign Issa Diop

18:21  13 june  2018
18:21  13 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

West Ham chasing deal for Diop

  West Ham chasing deal for Diop West Ham are one of a number of clubs who have been tracking French youngster Issa Diop this summer, according to the Daily Mail. Fellow Premier League sides Fulham and Everton are also keen on the player who currently plays for Toulouse in the French top division. He has featured for his nation’s under-21 side and is highly thought of in France with his reputation continuing to grow. His current side are happy to listen to any offers, but are wanting £26 million for the player if they were to sell him. Money would be no problem for Hammers who are well backed and are preparing to make a move for the player. The Hammers will be looking to bring in some new defenders after struggling in this department last term. Manuel Pellegrini is keen to strengthen his defence and clearly sees Diop as an improvement to his squad.

West Ham United reportedly want Issa Diop in the summer transfer window. The report has also claimed that new West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is a huge fan of Diop . Good signing for West Ham United?

West Ham want Toulouse’s Diop . By. admin. Issa Diop made his Ligue 1 debut three years ago and has made nearly 100 games for Toulouse since then.

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West Ham have agreed a deal in principle to sign Issa Diop from Toulouse.

As reported by Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol, the Hammers are confident of getting the transfer completed after agreeing a deal in principle with the Ligue 1 side.

The French U21 international came through the ranks at Toulouse, coming up via their youth set up to make his way into the first team. He’s played 85 times in the first team, but it looks like he’ll soon be making his way to the London Stadium.

Everton were reportedly interested in the 21-year-old but West Ham have managed to get a deal agreed, beating the Toffees to the signing.

Manuel Pellegrini has been keen to add some youth to an ageing West Ham defence and by signing Diop, he’ll be doing just that. The youngster will join the likes of Winston Reid, Declan Rice and Angelo Ogbonna in the Hammers’ squad.

Diop signs 5-year contract with West Ham .
Toulouse centre back Issa Diop has reportedly signed a five-year deal with West Ham, according to Get French Football News. The 21-year-old has been a key target of Manuel Pellegrini during his first summer at the London Stadium, and it seems Diop will be his first confirmed signing. A solid defensive presence, the Frenchman made 39 appearances in all competitions for his club last season, as Toulouse survived in the Ligue 1 relegation playoff. Twitter: Issa Diop has signed a 5-year-deal with West Ham; he will earn €4m a year and has been given a €2.5m signing bonus https://t.co/7J9DpZK9Lu (@GFFN) Despite the lack of team success, Diop stood out as a hugely capable centre-half. Showing great mental toughness and concentration, West Ham have decided to add the French u21 star to their defensive ranks. Standing at 6’4, Diop is a physical defender, not afraid to use his frame to shield the ball to safety. In addition to his defensive contributions, the Toulouse-born colossus netted on three occasions in the last campaign. The five-year contract at West Ham will see the defender earn £70,000 a week, and also included a £2,100,000 signing bonus.

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