A lot of West Ham fans are reacting to a report from the Mirror which has linked star centre-back Issa Diop with a move to North London club Arsenal.
The 23-year-old defender arrived at West Ham in the summer of 2018 for a fee of £22.50 million from Ligue 1 side Toulouse via Transfermarkt. Since then, he has featured 64 times for the club, seemingly becoming the number one choice at centre-back, and he has even managed to score five goals along the way.
On average, Diop makes the most clearances of anyone in the Irons’ squad per Premier League game (5.3, via WhoScored) and has previously been linked with moves to places such as Manchester United, so does appear to have made a decent impact since moving to this country. In comparison, only two players in the Gunners’ squad make more clearances a game (the on-loan Pablo Mari and the linked-away Shkodran Mustafi) than Diop.
Will Issa Diop be a West Ham player next season?
With that in mind, here is what fans are saying about the report:
Arsenal are plotting a move for West Ham’s Issa Diop as boss Mikel Arteta sets about ironing out their defensive deficiencies.
— West Ham News (@whufc_news) March 15, 2020
West ham should take nothing less than £65m… Leicester sold Maguire for £80m surely he’s worth more than that
— S. I. N. G. H (@pacifer123) March 15, 2020
60 million plus Bellerin
— Ryan (@ryanmoule96) March 15, 2020
£60m or no deal
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) March 15, 2020
He’d cost too much
— Craig ⚒ Jackman (@75_chicoIron) March 15, 2020
Good to see somethings never change even in a crisis. The Mirror still trying to sell our players….
— Ⓟⓗⓘⓛⓘⓟ 父 Ⓦⓘⓛⓚⓘⓝⓢⓞⓝ 父 (@PW57WHU) March 15, 2020
— ⚒Don Raphael⚒💯 (@Reeko007) March 15, 2020
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