West Ham United have confirmed that Grady Diangana has been called up to the England U21 squad for their 2021 UEFA U21 Championship qualifiers against Turkey and Kosovo.
Diangana, who is currently on loan with West Bromwich Albion, has been brought into the group, alongside Queens Park Rangers’ Eberechi Eze, after Dwight McNeil and Joe Willock withdrew through injury, as reported by the FA’s official website.
This will see the 21-year-old once again team up with Nathan Trott, who is on loan from the Hammers to AFC Wimbledon.
Diangana has impressed so far during his loan spell with the Baggies, starting two of their Championship matches and coming on as a substitute for another two, scoring three goals during that time (as per WhoScored).
His most impressive game for the club to date came against Luton Town, when he was brought on at half time with his side 1-0 down, before going on to score both of West Brom’s goals in a 2-1 victory – he was also named Man of the Match by WhoScored with a rating of 8.8 for his performance.
In addition, he produced an eye-catching goal to help the Baggies win 3-2 against Blackburn Rovers, beating his man down the wing before dinking the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper, as shown on West Brom’s official YouTube channel.
This is another positive sign for Diangana, in what could prove to be a monumental stepping stone of a season in his career.
He has already made three appearances for England U20s, as per Transfermarkt, so this is another natural progression for him.
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