According to an update by Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol, West Ham United have put reported Tottenham target Issa Diop up for sale and will listen to offers of up to £45m for the 6 ft 4 colossus – business which could prove fruitful if chairman Daniel Levy loosens the purse strings.
As per this report, at least two Premier League clubs want to sign the 23-year-old this summer, and one of those teams may well be Tottenham judging by the club’s reported interest in the past.
Back in May, French news outlet Foot Mercato reported that Spurs manager Jose Mourinho was planning a defensive rebuild which included Diop, with the report going on to mention that he would be up for a move to north London.
Should Levy splash the cash and sign Diop?
Yes, he's a beast
No, far too expensive
The Hammers are willing to listen to any offers for the player and now looks like a prime time for Levy and co to consider placing a £45m bid.
While The Athletic have made note of Spurs’ potential unwillingness to splash the cash this summer, partly due to the global pandemic incurring debt, Tottenham have already signed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and were willing to spend just under Southampton’s £25m asking price (BBC).
Given Tottenham’s business so far, it isn’t unfeasible to think that Levy could opt for another big money move in Diop.
Once lauded as a ‘monster’ by Mourinho during the coach’s tenure at Manchester United (BT Sport via Sports Joe), it’s no secret that the Portuguese is an admirer of the 23-year-old; and with Jan Vertonghen having already moved on, Levy could strike gold with his perfect replacement.
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