When Football Insider reported that Grady Diangana could be recalled by Manuel Pellegrini this winter, there was some worry from West Ham fans that the Chilean manager was making the wrong call, yet it appears that the 21-year-old will not be returning to the London Stadium in January.
Pellegrini confirms Diangana will not be recalled: “He is doing what we want, same as Cullen. He will be part of the team in the future. I trust a lot in Grady. He will be ready for next season. We must continue supporting him. He must finish his season where he is.” pic.twitter.com/lXr3Sk0wTF
— West Ham News (@whufc_news) November 7, 2019
The Hammers manager admitted ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture against Burnley via Football.london that he is not considering bringing Diangana back to east London when the January transfer window opens in two months’ time, with Pellegrini claiming that he wants the youngster to be ready for next season, seemingly indicating that the England youth international will be remaining at West Brom for the rest of the campaign.
And this news was music to some West Ham supporters’ ears, with fans taking to social media to express their relief in Diangana remaining in the Championship for the season in order to get valuable first-team football under former Irons boss Slaven Bilic.
Here’s what some West Ham fans had to say about Pellegrini’s stance on Diangana, with supporters pleased that the Hammers boss is keeping the 21-year-old attacker out on loan for the season with West Brom…
A rare moment of clarity from the gaffer ?
— Russell Kirby (@rustyk1971) November 7, 2019
— Steve O’Donnell (@steveod1967) November 7, 2019
— Dan Lawless ⚒ (@TheLawless) November 7, 2019
Good Grady is in form and playing it would be terrible to recall him for the bench of a losing team
— Exiled Hammer ⚒ (@atkins_trevor) November 7, 2019
— George Moss (@georgemoss77) November 7, 2019
Right call for me. We would call him back for him to bench behind Antonio and Anderson for the rest of the season. Let him play, he is tearing it up and a whole season with 35+ games will do wonders for his development ahead of a Premier League season with us in 2020/21.
— Nathaniel John (@Nathaniel_John) November 7, 2019
West Ham fans, can Diangana become a first-team player next season? Let us know!
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