West Ham's Grady Diangana wants first-team assurances next season

West Ham winger Grady Diangana wants assurances over first-team opportunities next season after shining on loan at West Brom… with Southampton and Fulham interested in £15m-rated player

  • Grady Diangana enjoyed a successful loan spell at West Brom last season 
  • The 22-year-old has now returned to parent club West Ham led by David Moyes 
  • Moyes says he expects Diangana to be in his Premier League plans next term
  • West Brom want Diangana – with Southampton and Fulham also interested

Grady Diangana is seeking clarity on his West Ham future amid strong interest from Premier League rivals.

The winger performed superbly on loan at West Brom last term, helping Slaven Bilic’s side to promotion with eight goals and six assists in the Championship.

West Brom are keen to take Diangana, 22, back to The Hawthorns, but they face competition for his signature if West Ham decide to sell.

Grady Diangana wants clarity on his West Ham future after a promising loan spell at West Brom

The 22-year-old helped Albion win promotion to the top-flight and West Brom want him back

Both Southampton and Fulham – another newly-promoted team – are monitoring developments with Diangana, who would cost at least £15million.

Diangana is keen to understand what would be the nature of his role with the Hammers, where he signed a new long-term contract in January 2019. 

After demonstrating his quality with Albion, Diangana craves regular first-team football wherever he plays next season.

West Ham boss David Moyes says he expects Diangana (middle) to be in his plans next season

Asked about Diangana towards the end of last term, West Ham boss David Moyes said: ‘I’m really pleased for him because the Championship is a really tough league, so I’m pleased he was able to be successful. I’m looking forward to having him back.

‘It will give him the confidence of being in a winning side, scoring, and playing well.’ 

Towards the end of last season, Moyes used Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals on the wings. 

Diangana signed a West Ham deal until 2025 last year – Southampton and Fulham want him too

Diangana is left footed but can operate on either flank, and did his best work for West Brom on the left of an attacking three in a 4-2-3-1 formation. 

He made his debut for England Under-21s against Holland last season, and is also eligible to play for the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he was born.

Since making his debut for West Ham in September 2018, Diangana has started only nine more senior games for his club.

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